Today’s Los Angeles Times (6/16/10)has thisheadline:
Debate Grows Over Afghanistan Withdrawal Plan
Recent setbacks in Afghanistan have intensified debate over the wisdom of the Obama administration’s plan to begin withdrawing U.S. military forces next summer and highlighted reservations among military commanders over a rigid timeline.
Debating the war– let’s have at it. Onone side are U.S. military officials, who are portrayed as having “reservations” about a withdrawal timeline. On the other side: Sen. John McCain, who… well,has serious reservations aboutwithdrawal timelines.
Not part of this debate: the 53 percent of the U.S. public (ABC/Washington Post, 6/3-6/10) who say the Afghan War wasn’t worth fighting.