The New York Times Helene Cooper asks "Can President Obama succeed in that long-lamented 'graveyard of empires' [Afghanistan]— a place that has crushed foreign occupiers for more than 2,000 years?"
Alternet's Tom Engelhardt continues the discussion.
Also check out his book The End of Victory Culture.
Foriegn Policy magazine weighs in on the Afghanistan issue here. A very logical and common sense approach is presented in this well written piece by Nathaniel C. Fick, John A. Nagl.