Conservatives and Progressives Agree: Rethink Afghanistan
The Huffington Post's Arianna Huffington gets it. Conservative columnist George Will gets it. Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) gets it. U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) gets it. U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) gets it. Judge Napolitano of Fox News' "Freedom Watch" gets it.
All of these people understand that it's time to rethink the Afghanistan war.
It's long past time for President Barack Obama to get it.
The deep costs of the Afghanistan war are not a matter of partisan bickering, which is remarkable given the climate in America's politics today. When the health care reform debate degenerates into cries of "death panels" and "baby killer!" it's incredible that a war that's gone on for 9 years and cost us almost a thousand U.S. troops and hundreds of billions of dollars hasn't seen similar bipartisan bickering.