Politico's Mike Allen reports in his Playbook today that the new issue of Newsweek will feature a major cover story by Richard Haass called "Rethinking Afghanistan: We're not winning. It's not worth it. Here's how to draw down in Afghanistan."
The article is set to be published on Sunday.
Haass, a well-respected voice on foreign affairs who presides over the Council on Foreign Relations, argues that the Afghan war as it's being prosecuted today is indeed a war of President Obama's choosing, playing off the past remarks of RNC chairman Michael Steele that caused a storm of controversy.
In an excerpt obtained by Allen, Haas writes,
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I agree with Auto and Sweet, I think Afghanistan is a no-win situation. We need OUT.
I also agree with May-20. IF IF IF we are going to stay if Afghanistan, which apparently we are, we need to fight like it was WW II. Give the generals and the troops absolutely everything they need and fight hard and dirty. Otherwise we will be there for a decade or more.
There is a reason WW I lasted 4 years, WW II lasted 5 years, and Korea only 3. We need to apply that strategy to Afghanistan, or get OUT NOW.
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