Eight Years Ain’t Bad
I see that Tom Friedman has come around to the position on Afghanistan I’ve held since late in 2001:
We should limit our presence and goals in Afghanistan to the bare minimum required to make sure that turmoil there doesn’t spill over into Pakistan or allow Al Qaeda to return.
8+ years ain’t bad for arriving at an obvious conclusion. It does make me wonder whether I should start reconsidering my position, though.