Ed Note:Â See comments below to follow this question thru time as Obama takes office if not control.Â And see here for more recent background re troubled US-Pakistan relations.
These reputable talking heads neatly outline the Afghan question:Â Princeton, escalation.Â Harvard, Afghanization.
But it seems the owner-operators are Black and Orange — real Tigers — and that Obama is in their stands.
See the 2nd comment below re CIA director Hayden’s shocking speech yesterday.Â It clarifies things.Â (Unless, err … it muddies the waters.)
In particular:Â The reality of the coming “Afghan Surge” — which both Obama and McCain sold throughout the campaign — seems a big western ground war in the Tribal Areas of northwest Pakistan early next year.
This will be the most distracting and dangerous thing on BHO’s plate.
The JFK precedent in wild, blasted bloom?Â See the 3rd comment below.