Alex Massie Alex Massie

Obama and Europe, Cont.

Dan Drezner politely suggests I’m talking (or writing, rather) through my hat in this gloomy assessment of the transformational potential of the Obama presidency. Dan prefers to see the potential rather than the pitfalls. And he may be correct. It would probably be better for all if he were.

As it happens, I do think he’s right to argue that many european policy elites – and certainly much of the think tank world – do believe that Afghanistan must and can be saved.

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