Though military generals claim, as they always do, that progress is being made, it's hard to see that on the ground.
The date was September 11. The airplanes came in at rooftop level. In seconds the great building was ablaze, and many lay dead. In the aftermath, cold-hearted reaction took over power in the country, repressing left, the working class and the minorities. Many years passed before the country emerged from this nightmare.
I like many others watched the presidential address last night knowing what was going to happen and so hoping I was wrong.
President Obama's decision to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan has generated skepticism and dismay among his supporters. And rightly so.
There is substantial symbolism in this week's visit of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the United States.
Before buying into an escalataion strategy, the Obama administration should spend some time examining the August 12 battle of Dananeh.
One of the Obama administration's most important actions has been its decision to thoroughly review U.S. objectives, goals and strategy in Afghanistan.
In 1992 Afghan President Najibullah issued a warning. Unfortunately, it was rejected.
Last week President Obama signed a military spending bill that begins to turn our nation in a new, better direction. But there is a long way to go.
Recently the Republicans, determined to escalate the war in Afghanistan, have insisted that Gen. McChrystal, commander of the U.S. forces in Afghanistan, be called in to testify before Congress.