Should We Surge in Afghanistan?

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During Obama’s election campaign, he often stated that we should be focusing our middle-east military operations on Afghanistan. Were he to be elected, this would become US military direction in that part of the world.

I mark the beginning of our challenges and costs in that general region (Kuwait notwithstanding), the day we moved from strike mode to occupation-nation-building mode in Iraq.

Expanding the campaign in that way was high-risk, and, yet again, deploying military force in support of utopian ideals. Many of my equally patriotic readers may disagree with this at some level.

Regardless, Afghanistan is another “war of choice”. I feel the same way about Afghanistan as I did about Iraq, only more strongly. Here is the logic. (this is an equal-opportunity offender article)

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