I was delighted to see that opinion on the right continues to shift away from support for our nation-building misadventures in Mesopotamia and Bactria; from Peggy Noonan’s column:
The problem with Afghanistan, and Iraq for that matter, is not only that after 10 years our efforts have turned out of be—polite word—inconclusive. We are spending money we don’t have for aims we cannot even articulate.
An example of this struck me in today’s WaPo:
President Obama on Thursday voiced “deep concern” over the widening violence in Sudan as his top envoy prepared to travel to the region this month to help resolve a political and military crisis that threatens to upend one of the United States’ principal priorities in Africa: the peaceful division of Sudan into two states.