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Aug 20, 2009 11:31 pm

Longer than Vietnam?

"Change" and"hope" were the mantras that got Obama's elected but he appears to offering us the same old gruel: perpetual war and futile Wilsonianism in foreign policy. Richard Holbrooke, Obama's envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, predicts that the Afghan War (now in its eighth year) will outlast the longest war in American history (Vietnam, fourteen years) .

There are some problems that can't be solved by shouting"yes we can," even if backed up with more U.S. blood and treasure, and this is one of them.

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RickC - 1/25/2009


I have been reading leading Libertarian blogs, like Mises, Reason, Liberty and Power, and several others for a long time and have found them to be almost unanimously anti-war. Of course, I can't speak for all who call themselves libertarian.

It just seems there are a lot of places you could go to complain about pro-war advocates - like neocon and liberal/left blogs. There were tons of people with those political leanings who supported both wars.

Mark Brady - 1/25/2009

Read how U.S. drones fired missiles into Pakistan late on Friday killing 17 people, in the first such strike since Barack Obama became U.S. president.

Post 9/11 most people who call themselves libertarian supported the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and even now few seem to regret their decision.

Keith Halderman - 1/25/2009

Why not appoint Holbrooke he did such a great job in Somalia for Clinton.