Is Afghanistan still the ‘good war?’

President Obama once called Afghanistan the “good war,” but with Americans losing patience and many lawmakers looking for an exit strategy, those days are long gone says Cato Institute foreign policy analyst Malou Innocent.

“Americans are coming out of the worst financial recession in a generation, as we’re spending billions of dollars to back up Afghanistan’s one percent, you know, many Americans are against that, scratching their heads--why are we spending $2 billion a week on this conflict, again, with no appreciable benefit?” she said.

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He blogs and hosts a podcast at governmentality.net and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.

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