Monday, November 24, 2014
Video - "The Good War"
The war in Afghanistan, when compared to the Iraq War, was considered by many to be "The Good War". The Obama administration was keen to leave Iraq behind, re-engage in Afghanistan and pullout there as well. It isn't working out quite that way. Obama recently signed a secret memo authorizing increased support (increased beyond what was planned for the post-2014 era) in order not to "lose Afghanistan". Jack Fairweather, a former correspondent for the Daily Telegraph and The Washington Post has wrote a book entitled The Good War: Why We Couldn't Win the War or the Peace in Afghanistan. Fairweather is interviewed by Peter Bergen about his book and Afghanistan. See The Good War (1 hour), posted on YouTube by New America on November 21, 2014.