Thursday, December 6, 2012

Binocular Snapshot for 12/06/2012

LastDayWatchers Recommended Reading

Secretary Panetta’s metaphor—Al Qaeda as cancer and America as the surgeon—actually reveals how U.S. strategy in Afghanistan went astray.

It was the prescription, not the diagnosis, that warped President Barack Obama’s “good war.” Tragically, a combination of American ambition, goodwill, and ignorance about the limits of U.S. power rejected limited intervention in favor of broader rehabilitation.