Sunday, September 19, 2010
What's your position on Afghanistan? Do you agree with the liberal critique that George W. Bush erred in shifting his attention to Iraq? (I'm not interested here in whether Iraq needed urgent attention; presumably it was possible for Bush to simply devote more resources to both, even if it cost something elsewhere, if both were important). Do you think that the current policy is the correct one? Should the US have 100K troops in Afghanistan right now? 250K? None? What, in your view, would constitute "victory" there? "Defeat"? How important is that sort of victory? I'm aware of a variety of positions argued by people who call themselves conservatives, but really have no idea of what rank-and-file conservatives think.