SPEAKING to the nation shortly after he took office, President Obama said all combat troops would leave Iraq by 2010 and Afghanistan by 2011. For Iraq, that promise is being fulfilled.
For Afghanistan, the president has changed his mind.
After nine bitter, nonproductive years, are we going to allow the can't-win military establishment another three years of deadly experimentation with our troops?
The killing will go on, the caskets will arrive at Dover Air Force Base daily. The wounded will go elsewhere. In three years, another 2,500 to 3,000 will die - three times that figure will suffer horrible wounds and the generals working with the intelligence community will continue conning the president.