Friday, 19 September 2008

False choice

Michael J Totten today on the false choice between fighting Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and fighting Al Qaeda in Iraq. Also at greater length here. A quote:
Obama is rightly worried about the safe havens Al Qaeda has created in Pakistan, and it’s to his credit that he refuses to let up about it. But for years he’s been entirely blasé about the safe havens Al Qaeda created in Iraq - in Ramadi, Fallujah, Baqubah, Mosul, and parts of Baghdad. For years he has aggressively promoted a policy of abandoning the fight in that country which quite obviously would have allowed Al Qaeda to preserve those safe havens and possibly even expand them.

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