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Afghanistan: A Lost Cause?

By Michael Granger It is tragic to think that Afghanistan is a lost cause, yet it is difficult to disabuse ourselves of the perception that it is. It is not that something went tragically wrong as a result of the … Continue reading

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Holbrooke: Pessimist, optimist or gardener?

by Ken Feltman A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchill Diplomacy is not considered suitable work for idealists. Even optimists are out of place in the diplomat’s realistic, often … Continue reading

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The greater damage of 9-11

By Ken Feltman Every age has a keyhole to which its eye is pasted. – Mary McCarthy The 9-11 attacks had two unanticipated results for the United States. The first is now well known: The U.S. started down the path … Continue reading

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Terror War Now a Covert One

by Michael Granger When Al-Qaeda launched the 911 attack from bases in Afghanistan, few people questioned the response of a major invasion by the United States that began the Afghan War. Those who questioned the invasion of Afghanistan were quickly drowned … Continue reading

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A rational narcissist?

By Ken Feltman “You can observe a lot just by watching.” – Yogi Berra We end 2009 where we began. Then, the Democratic leadership was trying to jam through an economic stimulus bill. Now, the Democratic leadership is trying to … Continue reading

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