Stating the obvious

Afghanistan is going worse than Iraq.  Not on a "how many people were killed today" basis, but on a "which country has a better chance of climbing out of its current muck fifteen or twenty years from now" metric.  And no, I don’t intend that point as either a critique of invading Afghanistan, which I favored, or as a defense of our very badly botched policy in Iraq.  It is a simple observation: we have never had good reason to believe that the occupation of Afghanistan was going well.


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