Is it just me, or is anybody else amazed that the political right can't wrap their collective head around the idea of a president who takes time to think through issues, and leads an extended deliberative process involving many members of his administration?
Afghanistan is a big decision. The last time we were in this situation -- the Vietnam years -- we spent a solid decade getting the decisions wrong. I, for one, am thankful for a leader who's giving this one a good think.
The problem with "Afghan good enough" is that it doesn't recognize that
"a militarized Afghanistan is NOT good enough." The gaping hole in the CSIS paper is that it doesn't address the legacy of militarization that the U.S./NATO have put in place in Afghanistan, and that must be reversed.
(See Obama's Plan for Afghanistan NOT "Good Enough" )