So my boss is in New York debating Ralph Peters, Pat Lang and Steve Clemons on Afghanistan and Pakistan. The latter are defending the motion "America cannot and will not succeed in Afghanistan/Pakistan." Here's what's hilarious about this. Steve Clemons is a last-minute replacement for ... Pakistani Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani. I'm guessing Haqqani realized that arguing for U.S. failure in Afghanistan would have been something less than kosher/halal for the Pakistani ambassador, perhaps?