Foreign Policy

Obama Out of Afghanistan!

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John Nichols of The Nation is mad at Moveon.org for not making wrapping up the war in Afghanistan a pressure priority on the new Obama administration.

Meanwhile, the Christian Science Monitor reminds us that Afghanistan's young democracy is a fragile thing, and the scheduled May elections face many unresolved problems and the three branches of the Afghan official government can't quite agree on who is the decider, or what should be the decision process.

And Ron Paul at CPAC tried to hold Obama's feet to the antiwar fire:

"We get a new President who didn't like the war going on," he said. "So what are we going to do? We are going to drag another 17,000 Americans and pump them into Afghanistan. Don't we know anything about history?"