Michael Steinberg’s letter makes some interesting points about some apparently positive results from the U.S. campaign in Afghanistan. In the short term, it may have been beneficial. The long-term effects remain to be seen. The situation there is complex and while the U.S. policy of demonstrating military might and prowess may lead to peace and prosperity, that is by no means certain.
To attack Barbara Lee because of her stance is not constructive. To stand against the mass stampede of Congress was an extraordinary act of civic courage on Ms. Lee’s part and I applaud it. Our country would be well served by a large number of people who dare to think independently.