Point of Clarification
Posted by Ilan Goldenberg
Having already registered my distaste for this whole Presidential essays in Foreign Affairs exercise, I will make one point about the Clinton piece. I agree with most of it. But one point requires more clarification.
As we redeploy our troops from Iraq, we must not let down our guard against terrorism. I will order specialized units to engage in targeted operations against al Qaeda in Iraq and other terrorist organizations in the region.
What "other terrorist organizations" exactly? She does refer to the PKK at the end of the paragraph, which I think might be reasonable. But she really doesn't make this clear. I'd be interested in knowing who else? Does this give the residual forces a much broader mandate than what any other candidate is saying?