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It's liberal columnist Jonathan Alter vs. Fox News President Roger Ailes.
The culture wars are over, and the Republicans lost. So says liberal columnist Jonathan Alter.
With the end of combat in Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom presidentially certified, all eyes are riveted on Afghanistan. This is the fight President Obama, when campaigning for office, called our "war of necessity." This is the theater of conflict where Mr. Obama, when debating Sen. John McCain barely two years ago, promised us victory, ending with the killing or capture of Osama bin Laden. Ironically, Afghanistan may also be the only war in American history with a presidential expiration date.
Christ walked on water, and Moses parted the Red Sea. Impressive as those feats were, they have to retreat when compared with an achievement pulled off by Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter on MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show" on Tuesday.
Confusion reigns over the administration's Afghanistan policy, particularly regarding the timetable for withdrawal of American forces. "There has been a lot of obsession" about the issue, President Obama explained over the weekend. If people are preoccupied with the topic, the president only has himself to blame.