Can Obama Stop the Afghanistan War?

The president wants to do what's right, according to Bob Woodward's new book, but even he may not be able to stop the slaughter -- which, for writer Les Payne, is as senseless as what went on in Vietnam.

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This dilemma of policy enactment that Obama faces in Afghanistan is not caused by an inability to reach the proper conclusion; rather, it is rooted in the inertia of U.S. foreign policy and the matrix of the democratic process.

Meanwhile, the killing continues.

Les Payne, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, is a frequent contributor to The Root.

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