28 February 2010

Surge in Afghanistan? It's Working!

Here's something I bet you never thought you'd see... A San Francisco newspaper that not only supports the surge in Afghanistan, but claims it's working.

Even as the Marines’ battle for Marja grabs headlines, it’s diverting attention from a bigger story. Though the Taliban is entrenched in Helmand province, where Marja is situated, its grip is slipping in the rest of Afghanistan as President Barack Obama’s 30,000-troop surge unfolds.

These developments undercut the common belief that America is doomed to fail in a land of fiercely tribal, pro-Taliban Pashtuns who hate infidel invaders. In fact, Afghanistan’s demography, sociology, military situation, and politics all favor Obama’s counterinsurgency strategy. That’s why it’s working.

By: Brant

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