Tom Engelhardt, editor of TomDispatch.com, discusses the multitude of “other” surges in Afghanistan overshadowed by the troop deployments, the costs excluded from Obama’s 30 billion dollar surge estimate, the unfounded belief that a Democratic president can’t end a war, the difficulty of defining – much less achieving – success in Afghanistan and how Bush’s wars continue even though the geopolitical strategy that created them is gone.
MP3 here. (37:52)
Tom Engelhardt created and runs the Tomdispatch.com website, a project of The Nation Institute where he is a Fellow. He is the author of The World According to Tomdispatch: America In The New Age of Empire, The End of Victory Culture: Cold War America and the Disillusioning of a Generation and Mission Unaccomplished. Each spring he is a Teaching Fellow at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.