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Some recommended Afghanistan reading

Tom Friedman has a searing column this morning on the larger failures of our strategy in Afghanistan, and James Fallows and Tom Ricks both think McChrystal should be fired and replaced by James N. Mattis.

By Ezra Klein  |  June 23, 2010; 9:53 AM ET
 
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As if Tom Friedman has any credibility about the fricking subject...

Posted by: donovong | June 23, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Friedman hasn't written a searing column about anything since 1989.

Posted by: Theophylact | June 23, 2010 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Even if we excuse Friedman's past mistakes, I have a real problem with him asserting that Obama's actions in Afghanistan were driven by the fear of Republicans calling him a "wimp". First, I don't believe it but even if I did, how does Friedman know this is what drove Obama. Is Friedman some kind of Presidential mind reader? I stop reading columns when the writer suddenly develops psychic powers which means I avoid the New York Times editorial page.

Posted by: unitas19 | June 23, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

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