Our colleague Michael Petrou weighs in today with a concise explanation of the current woes in Afghanistan. Michael has shown me the list of people he got all this from, and it’s quite an authoritative list. Michael was in Afghanistan long before many of us went; he’s kept a constant eye on the situation; his politics tend toward the hawkish, so when he’s pessimistic about Afghanistan, you should take it more seriously than when Harvard and Paris wets like Geddes and I do.
UPDATE: This guy in this here Youtube says it will take “about a decade” to quell the Afghanistan insurgency.
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