Bribing The Taliban No Way To Win This War – Five More Years In Afghanistan


A leaked memo intended to be distributed at the close of the London Conference on Afghanistan this week tells a most disturbing story:  British troops can expect to continue combat operations against the Taliban for another five years.  Governments allied with the Brits, including the United States, are expected to pony up hundreds of millions [...]

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Progressives go to War over…War


The purpose of all war is peace—Saint Augustine: The City of God
While President Barack Obama was in Oslo, Norway yesterday accepting his Nobel Peace Prize (while at the same time justifying his troop surge in Afghanistan), back home Congressman and fellow progressive Democrat Dennis Kucinich was busy metaphorically pulling the red carpet out from under [...]

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Frederick W. Kagan and William Kristol: Support the President, Weekly Standard


President Obama has ordered sufficient reinforcements to Afghanistan to execute a war strategy that can succeed. We applaud this decision. And we urge everyone to rally round the effort to defeat our enemies and accomplish objectives vital to America’s national security.Obama’s decision, and the speech in which it was announced, were not flawless. The president […]