Tag Archives: Afghanistan

A Stone’s Throw from Civilization

100823bokloresThe wisdom of the voters is hard to comprehend when the local electorate is busy stoning young couples.  To their elected leader’s credit, President Karzai condemned the act of Sharia Law.

Middle Men

100728bokloresThe WikiLeaks document dump confirmed suspected double dealing by Pakistan.  (Anne Applebaum uses the NYT’s own year old story to zing the  Times for presenting Pakistan support for the Taliban  as news.)  Afghan president Hamid Karzai has already threatened to join the Taliban.  Maybe we should cut out the middle men.

Not Exactly The Pentagon Papers

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ProPublica compares the WikiLeaks to the Pentagon Papers and finds them wanting.   Only in America can you dump 90,000 classified documents and have nothing new.  (Unless you consider 2 media entities with 4 capital letters something new.)

Keep Your Friends Close and Your Competition Closer

100630bokloresObama’s Petraeus pick for Afghanistan is popular. Tunku Varadarajan thinks it was a masterstroke which will keep the general out of the 2012 presidential race.

Change of Command

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Well, here’s a story in the UK Telegraph that says Petraeus will review the doctrine of courageous restraint.