Planting the seed of failure in Afghanistan

My Examiner column is about President Obama’s handling of Afghanistan — his prolonged decisionmaking process, his West Point speech, and his plan for a surge. I conclude with this:

It is possible that Obama’s plan will succeed. . . But the president has not used his three months of deliberations and his address to the nation to maximize the likelihood of success. Instead, he has planted the seed of failure.

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