This observation from Cole seemed relevant to the new central theatre of U.S. power projection:
We can now substitute Afghanistan for Iraq in that sentence. We may not realize it, but when, as our military is now admitting, our forces bomb Afghan civilians, much of the world sees the distress of the victims far more vividly than we do.
Take a look at this report [2:50] from Al-Jazeera English. I'd call it "fair and balanced," if that means allowing "all sides" a chance to comment. They interview our Army's dutiful press deflector in Kabul -- but his stilted comments are overwhelmed by the testimony of the International Red Cross's field officer and scenes of devastation.
President Obama's got himself his imperial quagmire to go with his banking morass.
Can we the people drag him back toward the change we believe in?