Surging Backwards

Brian Ulrich notes that the escalation of American military involvement in Iraq is going to be achieved, in part, by withdrawing forces from Afghanistan which is apparently an "economy of force" operation where the important thing is simply not to allow it to drain too many resources from the government's top priority of wasting resources in Iraq. Sad to say, but I think it's all-but-inevitable at this point that Afghanistan will, due to neglect, be passed the tipping point by the time we get a new president in this country.