I had to laugh this morning, watching the usual parade of expert white guys on Morning Joe. This time it was Council of Foreign Relations chief Richard Haass making some sense about the futility of a military strategy for Afghanistan. A 20,000-troop "surge" is no long-term solution, he said. We've got to do more to build up the infrastructure. Like in their schools, which now focus on "rote memorization rather than real intellectual work."
Isn't it great, how smart we are about other peoples' children?