After listening to Obama’s speech, I’m thoroughly depressed. I’ve spent the night drinking Manischewitz (only about half a glass, but that’s a lot for me), and reading Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway. Neither has really cheered me up.
Yes, I’m depressed. So much so that I can’t find the energy to write an article explaining why I think this surge is both immoral and stupid. So, in lieu of a new article by yours truly, let me refer you to the following:
Obama’s War Speech: An Unconvincing Flop by Justin Raimondo
Top Ten things that Could Derail Obama’s Afghanistan Plan by Juan Cole
Obama’s surge: has the president been misled by the Iraq analogy? by Juan Cole
Building at home and abroad by Stephen M. Walt
A troop surge can only magnify the crime against Afghanistan by Malalai Joya
And, finally, a recent speech by Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) (h/t Skeptical Eye):