How Obama’s Promises on Afghanistan Could Hurt Him

October 3, 2008
Barack Obama is leading the polls at home, but he’s downright beloved abroad, where he’s seen as a Kennedyesque star who could quickly heal the damage America’s done to its image with Iraq, Guantánamo, and other missteps. It’s no small irony, then, that the foreign-policy issue Obama has emphasized most of late is Afghanistan. Arguing...