Obama, Afghanistan, and ‘Extraordinary Security Precautions’
Wolf Blitzer just observed that the fact that the president has to take these "extraordinary security precautions" to enter Afghanistan proves how far we still have to go in Afghanistan.
President Obama has just landed in Afghanistan on a surprise visit. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer just observed that the fact that the president has to take these “extraordinary security precautions” to enter Afghanistan proves how far we still have to go in Afghanistan.
Now, I yield to no man in being dubious about the level of progress we’ve achieved or will ever achieve in Afghanistan. I’ve written dozens of articles on the subject over the last several years. But, please, the president takes “extraordinary security precautions” to go from the White House to the Capitol Hilton half a mile away. He’s an incredibly high value target and we’ve had enough presidents get assassinated over the years to develop a certain fetish for ”extraordinary security precautions.”