Defense ministers from NATO on Friday endorsed the ambitious counterinsurgency strategy for Afghanistan proposed by Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, giving new impetus to his recommendation to pour more troops into the eight-year-old war.
NATO’s support got no official reaction from the White House. But an administration official noted that an endorsement by defense ministers was not the same as an endorsement by the alliance’s political leadership.
More sound and fury on Afghanistan, most likely signifying....nothing on the part of other NATO countries in terms of increased troop commitments.
Because unlike what happens in the US, the politicians of other NATO countries actually have to listen to what their constituents are saying.
And what those constituents are starting to say, loudly - and with one voice - is that this war is immoral, illegal, and perhaps, totally insane.