Krauthammer: Obama Acknowledged The Afghanistan Surge "Failed"
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Obama was careful to define the role as merely blunting or decimating al Qaeda. If that's the case, then the goal was achieved in six months. Obviously, the surge that he ordered was meant for something much larger. And the fact is that it's sort of --today was the acknowledgment that the surge had failed and we're leaving. The question is whether what do you leave behind? (Special Report, January 11, 2013)