About a year ago, I made the following observation:
“As depressing as it is, the Iraq war will not be the location of the Bush teams most historic blunder. It will be in and around Afghanistan. Finishing the job there was an attainable goal, and one that would have made us markedly safer, given us a better standing in the world, and shifted the course of one of the worldâ€™s ugliest histories.”
For the past two months, Afghanistan has been deadlier than Iraq. Yes, that is in part because of the decreasing casualties in Iraq, but it is an ominous sign nonetheless.