From Politico: George Will calls for pull-out George F. Will, the elite conservative commentator, is calling for U.S. ground troops to leave Afghanistan in his latest column. ?[F]orces should be substantially reduced to serve a comprehensively revised policy: America should do only what can be done from offshore, using intelligence, drones, cruise missiles, airstrikes and small, potent special forces units, concentrating on the porous 1,500-mile border with Pakistan, a nation that actually matters,? Will writes. George and I are on the same page. Afghanistan is an unwinnable war with the forces we have available to fight it. Even if I'm wrong, it doesn't matter. The U.S. will pull out of Afghanistan before anyone finds out one way or the other. The question I'd ask is: why is a victory really necessary in Afghanistan? If we abandon Afghanistan to permanent poverty and political instability, is that much different from what it has with American boots on the ground there? Other questions: what should Obama do next? Do we maintain the status quo, escalate this war, or dramatically downscale our involvement a la George Will's argument?