If you are not a regular viewer of The Rachel Maddow Show, you’ve been missing some of the best reporting from Afghanistan. Ms. Maddow and her production crew recently spent several days there interviewing American and Afghani security forces, and documented the conditions inside and outside the areas of combat. No hyperbole, just facts from those who are on the ground in this unfortunate area of the world.
Ms. Maddow’s reporting included this long (9 minute) but important commentary on why we are there, what has changed in our goals and strategy over the decade that American troops have been giving their lives and limbs for this cause, and the outlook for the future. Yes, Ms. Maddow is a partisan pundit, but unlike those on other networks, she sticks to facts and eschews sensationalism. This video, and the rest of her excellent reporting from Afghanistan, are worth the time to watch.
I will be very disappointed if Ms. Maddow's work does not win a Pulitzer Prize or an Emmy.