By Tom Engelhardt
"In Afghanistan and Pakistan, the question is no longer whether the United States is in command, but whether it can get out in time. If not, don't expect the other pressed powers of the planet to help out. The Europeans are already itching to get out of town. The Russians, the Chinese, the Iranians, the Indians ... who exactly will ride to the rescue? Perhaps it would be prudent to stop hanging out in graveyards...."