Deeper Into Afghanistan ...

... even as Pakistan increasingly becomes the real haven for the Taliban, Obama approves a 50 percent increase in troop levels. This was well-advertized in advance; it was clearly a part of Obama's campaign; and some attempt to stem growing chaos may well be prudent in the short term. So why do I get such a sinking feeling? Maybe I need to rid my mind of any historical awareness. It kept Bush happy for eight years.