I, for one, continue to find the scope and nature of the administration's failures in Afghanistan rather shocking even if, at this point, nothing surprises me. One can indulge one's morbid fascination with this by reading NYU professor and Afghanistan expert Barnett Rubin's take on the recent New York Times feature on the subject. His "Saving Afghanistan" article in the January/February issue of Foreign Affairs from earlier this year is also relevant and here on page six offers a rare instance of thoughts on US policy toward Pakistan that seems to go beyond wishful thinking.

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