No one can return from the battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan, as I recently did, without believing that these are wars that can still be won. They are also clearly wars that can still be lost, but visits to the battlefield show that these conflicts are very different from the wars being described in American political campaigns and most of the debates outside the United States.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Iraq and Afghanistan
Anthony H. Cordesman at The Washington Post has Two Winnable Wars posted which accurately describes what it will take to win in Iraq and Afghanistan. This will take a commitment from the next president and most likely for his/her whole first term in office. If that commitment isn't there, we most likely lose.