How eleven Green Berets forged a new Afghanistan.
Holding true to his campaign promise to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo), Cuba, President Barack Obama has again made the world a little less safe, by releasing twelve more jihadists from that facility over the weekend.
Four Afghans, two Somalis, and six Yemenis were sent back home, presumably to live happily ever after. [...]
If you happen to live in Kabul or Jalalabad, Ghurian or Kandahar, then a U.S. presidential speech about Afghanistan is, indeed, about Afghanistan. If you live anywhere else on the planet, a U.S. presidential speech about Afghanistan is really about America — about American will, American purpose, American energy. How quickly the bright new dawn [...]
By now, you’ve all seen President Obama’s speech, wherein he agreed to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan (though most definitely not a surge of the kind used in Iraq and suggested by many for quite some time now, we are assured). Now, Rachel Maddow often tries to walk a peculiar line in which she [...]