If you like your punditry, or if you just like infographics, this is worth a look.
It’s an interactive chart from the Afghanistan Study Group, a panel of think tankers and others, on who stands where on the drawdown announced by President Obama in June. As noted by Steve Clemons, who helped found the group and who now writes for the Atlantic, the chart might not be flawless, but as a concept at least, it’s pretty darn interesting.
Clemons has some more thoughts on the new chart. We’d show it to you here, but it’s so large it keeps blowing up our page.
As for what the non-pundits think, a Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll released shortly after the administration’s decision was announced found about 44 percent of respondents believed the pace of the drawdown was “about right.”