Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Odd Couple: Afghanistan

An Odd Couple re: Afghanistan

Steve Clemons and Grover Norquist are an unlikely alliance, but they teamed up to discuss U.S. strategy in Afghanistan at an exclusive Salon dinner at Nora’s Restaurant.

Clemons is the indefatigable foreign policy wonk at the New America Foundation and publisher of the popular Washington Note. Norquist spreads his influence via the advocacy group Americans for Tax Reform. What they both focus on is what is or isn't happening in Afghanistan, with Norquist weighing in from the tax angle. The war is costing the U.S. taxpayers nearly $100 billion per year.