60 Minutes was incredible tonight (usually is). Highly recommend watching/reading this: The commander of the Delta Force operation to kill Osama Bin Laden tells the story of how Bin Laden got away. He's been disguised and all the photos and video footage of faces from the operation have been blurred to keep identities of soldiers secret. A great story of how difficult war is, and how paid mercenaries are hard to call "allies."
He's also published a book under a pseudonym. Add that to the Wish List.
Since we're on the subject, in case you didn't hear, Hamid Karzai's brother is linked to the heroin trade. Also, one of the British ambassador to Afghanistan's communiques was allegedly leaked. He is telling others that we need to prepare an "acceptable dictator" for Afghanistan and to "prepare the public" for the failure of democracy there as the situation worsens.
One would hope this would come up in the Presidential debates. Let's see, we're in the worst financial crisis since the great depression, our national debt ceiling is higher than ever, we're fighting two wars that aren't going the way we want and that our allies want out of while Al Qaeda is strong and our American government is maybe even less popular at home than abroad. What happens next? (BTW-- sadly, that last paragraph isn't opinion, it's what the data say).