International diplomacy and power games are not for limp-wristed metro-sexuals.
I don’t think that the new Vietnam style war in Afghanistan that has allowed the Taliban and Al-Quaeda a relatively safe haven in Pakistan (drone strikes and Bin Laden killing exceptions).
The Pakistani intelligence agency created the Taliban and supports it to this day.
Obama wants to pull out troops and hold peace talks just like Nixon did in Vietnam.
But George W Bush started this thing and refused to deal with Pakistan just like Lyndon Johnson only pin pricked North Vietnam with bombs back in the 1960’s.
In war there is no substitute for victory and Bush chose to continue to play the limted no-win war game after 9/11.