My jibe was aimed at the author of the article, Barnett Rubin. He is undoubtedly an Afghan expert as illustrated in his pre-9/11 interview on Charlie Rose's show with a Taliban / Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan envoy.Responsible Statecraft are basically a milder and slightly less mental version of Stop The War. They seem to think that foreigners suffering is only a problem if it can somehow be linked to US policy. The policy answer to every problem in the world is for the US to step back.
A more recent claim from Rubin is that 9/11 was planned in... Kuala Lumpur! I hope most on here will know/accept what utter bullshit that is. He appears to have an underlying agenda with his output these days - suggesting we just stay a bit longer to solve what we've not been able to solve in 19yrs struck me as insane.