Mr. President, What's the Carbon Footprint of the Surge in Afghanistan

I started this blog to address issues of particular concern to the RFC community. I hope you will agree that I’ve done that in the 31 blogs I’ve posted since I started on this path last spring. For the final installment of 2009 I’m going to shed this restraint and post something that I hope will be of general interest to everyone, rather than just RFC readers.

U.S. Military: World’s Biggest Polluter

In 2009, when President Obama first proposed the “surge” in Afghanistan, I wrote that the left should pose the question: “What’s the carbon footprint of this new Afghan policy?” I felt this presented a golden opportunity to unite anti-war and pro-environmental forces as well as provide mainstream America with a new awareness about our nation’s many military adventures.