President Obama has laid out his plan for pulling the troops out of Afghanistan. In doing so he's managed to alienate both Democrats and Republicans. No small feat there. Most Democrats in Washington want the troops out sooner and the GOP wants to take a slower pace. I thought the troops should have come home seven years ago. The Afghan government has had ten years to get their troops up to speed. If they are not ready now they never will be.
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is in hot water because of a controversial gun-running investigation that allowed weapons to be sold to suspected agents of Mexican drug cartels. Rather than just arresting the gun dealers who sold to the cartels, they wanted to nail the cartels. They thought they could follow the guns. Well, they really didn't think it through. Now the Mexican cartels have the guns and they are using them against our agents.