Shifting the focus to Afghanistan. But what about jihad activity elsewhere? No worries: it’s just a Tiny Minority of Extremists. “Obama won’t allow al-Qaida, bin Laden ‘to operate with impunity’ from Afghanistan,” from Associated Press, February 9 :
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says he’s not going to allow al-Qaida or Osama bin Laden “to operate with impunity” from safe havens in Afghanistan.
Speaking to reporters at the White House on Monday night, Obama also said that while the political system is working in Iraq, that is not the case in Afghanistan.
Obama conceded that Afghanistan “is going to be difficult,” even more so than Iraq. He said the U.S. is “going to have to work smartly and effectively.”…
That would be refreshing.