Obama ran on, and was elected by the people on, the promise of fighting in Afghanistan. Given the Taliban's policy, in both Afghanistan and Pakistan, of punishing girls for going to school by spraying battery acid in their eyes, I'd say it is a Good War.
Incipient democracy in Iraq is one of the important factors in the likely collapse of the Iran dictatorship.
Meanwhile, about Pakistan's nuclear weapons...?
These twin fronts in the global "game" are headed towards payoffs that will benefit humanity for centuries.
It is much too early to be definitive, but the prognosis looks excellent.
John D. Froelich
Upper Darby, PA
Jan 6 2010 - 1:20am