Raw Determination Needed
This David Brooks
op-ed has it about right: "The experts I spoke with describe a vacuum at the heart of the war
effort -- a determination vacuum. And if these experts do not know the
state of President Obama's resolve, neither do the Afghan villagers.
They are now hedging their bets, refusing to inform on Taliban force
movements because they are aware that these Taliban fighters would be
their masters if the U.S. withdraws. Nor does President Hamid Karzai
know. He's cutting deals with the Afghan warlords he would need if NATO
leaves his country." Read the whole sensible thing.
2:29 PM / October 30, 2009