This is an audio clip of an extensive discussion with Brian Lehrer on WNYC National Public Radio today about Barack Obama’s options in Afghanistan.
I am pleased and applaud President Obama for requiring his advisers to come to him with plans including serious “exit strategies.”
Lehrer properly noted that I am a skeptic of a surge of forces into Afghanistan now and lined up some callers who were proponents of committing greater resources toward the problem.
I thought that this was an excellent exchange — and covered the terrain well. Brian Lehrer knows how to expertly peel back the onion skin of these complex national security issues.
— Steve Clemons