Is Afghanistan a “quagmire”?

Glenn Reynolds aka Instapundit commenting in the Guardian, no less!

On the other hand, the often poor quality of commentary in traditional media provides some reassurance: Nicholas von Hoffman was still predicting a “quagmire” even as the Taliban surrendered. He later admitted that he knew nothing about Afghanistan, or military matters.

Don’t know yet who Nicholas von Hoffman is – but isn’t Afghanistan a quagmire now? The Taliban’s gone, sure, but is there a semblance of law and order at least? I doubt it – the guy was technically correct.

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