On Thursday, March 18, from 9am to 1pm (EST), the Cato Institute will feature a mini-conference:
Escalate or Withdraw? Conservatives and the War in Afghanistan
Will conservatives return to their traditional roots and ultimately oppose the war in Afghanistan? Can “nation building” succeed in the midst of that country’s bloody insurgency? What constitutes “success,” and what price should we be willing to pay for it? Please join us for a lively discussion.
It will be interesting to see who says what, since it will present an interesting mix:
- Christopher Preble and Malou Innocent, solidly antiwar analysts at Cato
- Tony Blankley, Washington Times editor who recently came out for US withdrawal from Afghanistan
- Rep. Dana Rohrbacher (R-CA), who recently came out against the surge in Afghanistan
- Freshman Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) who has been an ally to libertarian causes but an unknown quantity on foreign policy
- MSNBC host Joe Scarborough (who knows what he’ll say)
- Conservative leaders Grover Norquist and Don Devine, increasingly skeptical of US foreign adventures
The event is free-of-charge and open to the public, but requires reservations. To register for this event, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page and click submit or email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (202) 371-0841, or call (202) 789-5229 by noon, Wednesday, March 17. Please arrive early. Seating is limited and not guaranteed.
The event will also be broadcast live on the web. Check here on Thursday, March 18 from 9am to 1pm (EST).