George Will, one of the most influential conservative writers, called today for a complete change of strategy in Afghanistan. To sum up: Will says we should pull out ground troops and handle security and terrorism issues from off-shore.
I am honestly unsure about our increasing involvement in Afghanistan. Part of me feels we need to be there for three reasons 1)to hold off Iran 2)to remain an active participant in anti-terrorist activities in Pakistan and 3)to prevent the country from descending to complete chaos, which will inevitably cause the death of thousands. But I have another, growing feeling, which is that we simply cannot afford monetarily to continue this level of involvement in Afghanistan, and reports seem to indicate that the people no longer want us there. I am torn.
What are your thoughts?