Is Afghanistan a “quagmire”?


February 20, 2003 by AK

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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