Making Sense of Afghanistan

An impossible task, of course, but this fascinating exchange between CNN’s Fareed Zakaria and noted author/war correspondent Tom Ricks analyzing one specific battle in detail sheds a great deal of light on the problem as a whole.

I know some people have difficulties with Zakaria for various reasons (a “shameless apologist for globalization” I believe one commenter here dismissively called him in the past), but I happen to find him one of the more reliably thoughtful and deeply insightful commenters on television at the moment. Certainly a refreshing change from the usual bunch of “shrieking midgets” (to borrow Garrison Keillor’s immortal expression) populating talk radio and cable news.

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