Andrew Bacevich is a West Point graduate, a military veteran of wars from Vietnam through the first Bush's Gulf War, now a professor of international relations. He lost a son serving in the Iraq in May 2007. He's not some peacenik
Thus his assessment of the President's dangers in the Boston Globe is worth heeding:
If Obama goes all in for an Afghan war, he's opting unequivocally for maintenance of a hated, increasingly bankrupt empire over peace, prosperity and probably mitigation of the effects of human climate manipulations. Obama has already chosen to undermine constitutional freedoms and the rule of law, continuing most of the corruptions of the Cheney administration in the name of "security." An expanded Afghanistan war is a recipe for hopeless stasis.
Will our Peace Prize President listen to warnings?