The war in Afghanistan is turning out to be a major debacle for the United States and its allies. For the second month in a row, the number of foreign troops killed in Afghanistan has exceeded Iraq. As commentator Mike Whitney says, “The ground belongs to the Taliban,” yet presidential candidate Barak Obama supports a stronger commitment to the war in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan was supposed to be the “good war”; a “just response” to the attacks of September 11. It was supposed to bring Osama Bin Laden to justice “dead or alive” and quash terrorism wherever it originated. 95 per cent of the American people supported the invasion of Afghanistan. Now less than half think the U.S. will prevail.

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