Afghan War Is Over (If You Want It)

The Los Angeles Times‘ Michael Muskal explains Obama’s 2012 campaign: Running for reelection is different than running for the first time because the incumbent has a record that voters can evaluate. Obama will cite healthcare insurance overhaul, his administration’s response to the recession and his foreign policy, which includes winding down wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Afghan War is winding down? Well, that would be news. Forget about Obama having “a record that voters can evaluate.” I’m moreconcerned about reporters’ inability to evaluate the present.