Obama Completely Misreads NATO’s motives on Afghanistan

National Review
May 15, 2008

Many folks have noted Obama’s comment about needing more Arabic speakers in Afghanistan. (While the Obama campaign hasn’t offered this defense, I note it’s theoretically possible that we could use Arabic speakers to interrogate captured foreign fighters.) But Dari and Pashto languages aren’t spoken in Iraq, so it’s unlikely that too many of our translators for that language are in that country right now. more