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REPRISE: THE OBAMA DOCTRINE RE: AFGHANISTAN

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In a former post, we looked at manner in which Obama was handling both our enemies and our allies with respect to foreign policy decisions.

Currently, the most pressing foreign policy decision that this Administration needs to make concerns our commitment to Afghanistan-the people there, as well as our own troops there.  I have linked to three articles that, I believe, should inform those who are charged with making such a decision.  However, if they do not inform the White House, they certainly will inform us.

The first article is written by John Bolton for the L.A. Times, and is a general overview of the “Obama Doctrine” to date.  The second article is from Investor’s Business Daily and describes the relationship between Al Qaeda and the Taliban.  The last article, that appeared in The Daily Beast is one of the best analysis of why we are in Afghanistan.  Furthermore, the article paints a dire picture for not only those in the region, but for our own national security should we pursue this war with anything other than a “victory” mentality-as much as that word makes the POTUS “uncomfortable”.

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