Peter Beinart: The Opposite of Rousing – The Daily Beast

The goals were narrow, and delivered without regard to America’s moral obligation to Afghanistan. Peter Beinart on Obama’s missed opportunity.The best that can be said about President Obama’s West Point speech is that it was civil. Obama did not accuse opponents of the Afghan surge of appeasement; he did not imply that he has a […]

Investors.com – Surge Or Vietnam

Afghanistan: The month before the one-year anniversary of his inauguration, the president has finally settled on the strategy for what he called a “war of necessity.” But leaving, not winning, is the goal.How often in history, if ever, has a British defense secretary slammed a U.S. commander in chief for indecisiveness? Britain’s Bob Ainsworth last […]

Obama’s Hedged Bet on Afghanistan – by Jacob Laksin

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The president backs a strategy for success – but with a political timeline attached.

Why and How We Must Confront Michael Moore – by David Swindle

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Just as the New Left was anti-anti-Communist, the Moore Left is anti-anti-Sharia.

Transcript of Obama speech on Afghanistan – CNN.com

West Point, New York CNN — President Obama spoke Tuesday night at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, about the future of the U.S. military engagement in Afghanistan. The following is a transcript of his remarks:Good evening. To the United States Corps of Cadets, to the men and women of our […]

Fred Barnes: What Obama Needs to Say at West Point, The Weekly Standard

You can’t fight a successful war unless the commander-in-chief is fully committed to it. So President Obama’s chief task in his speech Tuesday night on Afghanistan is to make it absolutely clear that he is. This won’t be easy. Obama comes from the antiwar wing of the Democratic party that opposes the use of force […]

Obama to send 34,000 troops to Afghanistan – washingtonpost.com

President Obama will outline Tuesday his intention to send an additional 34,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan, according to U.S. officials and diplomatic sources briefed Monday as Obama began informing allies of his plan. via Obama to send 34,000 troops to Afghanistan – washingtonpost.com.

An Important Statement from Kahlid Sheikh Mohammed – by Tom Trento

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I’m on my way back to Ground Zero … make sure I get this stuff:

Iran’s Defiance – by Stephen Brown

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Tehran approves ten new uranium enrichment sites, ignores world condemnation.

A Survivor’s Battle Against Female Genital Mutilation – by Jamie Glazov

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Lucy Mashua confronts the mutilators world-wide.