Military historian Andrew Bacevich(who we interviewed here last summer) is on fire with his column in the NY Daily News today. He elegantly nails the bizarrely circular path to our current adventure. “The prequel is the sequel,” he writes,”Afghanistan replacing Iraq as the once and now once again central front in the war on terror.”
It gets better:
How pacifying Afghanistan will bring us closer to the figurative Berlin or Tokyo that defines our ultimate objective is unclear. True, the 9/11 plot was hatched in Afghanistan, and we want to prevent any recurrence of that event. It’s also true that Dallas was the site of our last presidential assassination. Yet no one thinks that posting Secret Service agents in the Texas School Book Depository holds the key to keeping our current President safe.
Read the whole thing here.