The Washington Post published an op-ed piece Sunday from part-time Mitchell resident and 1972 Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern. In his op-ed, McGovern criticizes President Barack Obama’s decision to send more troops to Afghanistan. McGovern compares the decision to the ill-fated ones made by Vietnam War-era presidents:
… I am astounded at the Obama administration’s decision to escalate the equally mistaken war in Afghanistan, and as I listen to our talented young president explain why he is adding 30,000 troops — beyond the 21,000 he had added already — I can only think: another Vietnam. I hope I am incorrect, but history tells me otherwise.