Candidate Obama stuck his nose in the wringer when he deflected criticism of his vote against the surge in Iraq by saying it took vital assets away from the effort in Afghanistan, the “war of necessity.” That may turn out to be the tragic flaw of his presidency. The war in Afghanistan is no more necessary than most other American wars have been. None of the 9/11 attackers came from Afghanistan, and al-Qaeda isn’t there any more. As best we can tell, what remains of al-Qaeda is in Pakistan, and very little remains of it.
The Tragic Flaw of the Obama PresidencyPosted: October 26, 2009 in Uncategorized
Tags: Afghanistan, al-Qaeda, al-Qaida, Iraq, Jeff Huber, Obama, Pakistan