Eugene Robinson

  • Show of hands: Does anybody really understand the US policy in Afghanistan? Can anyone figure out how we’re supposed to stay the course and bring home the troops at the same time?I’m at a loss, even after President Obama’s surprise trip to the war zone. The president’s ...

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  • EUGENE ROBINSONIt was clear before Sunday’s horrific massacre of civilians that it’s past time for the US mission in Afghanistan to end. Now the only question should be how quickly we can get our troops onto transport planes to fly them home.What are we accomplishing, aside from ...

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  • China, for better or worse, is a serious country. The United States had better start acting like one.I got a glimpse of the future Wednesday in the vast ballroom of a Washington hotel where hundreds of august dignitaries — and some journalists as well — gathered at a luncheon in ...

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  • Some heard a declaration of victory, others an admission of defeat. The many contradictions in President Obamas speech about Afghanistan Wednesday night were perhaps intended to obscure the bottom line: Tens of thousands of American troops will remain for at least three more years, some of them ...

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  • Slender threads of hope are nice but do not constitute a plan. Nor do they justify continuing to pour American lives and resources into the bottomless pit of Afghanistan. Ryan Crocker, the veteran diplomat nominated by President Obama to be the next US ambassador in Kabul, gave a realistic ...

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