Tuesday, August 25, 2009

“The Safe Haven Myth”–Harvard Prof. Stephen Walt Takes on Obama’s Justification for Escalating the Afghanistan War

Democracy Now!
With Amy Goodman

"U.S. military commanders have reportedly told the US special envoy to the region Richard Holbrooke that they need more troops to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan. Last week, President Obama defended the expansion of the war calling it a “war of necessity.” We speak with Harvard professor Stephen Walt who argues that the President’s ‘safe haven’ argument for expanding the US military presence in Afghanistan should be viewed with skepticism...."

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