Afghanistan a Lost Cause??
158 | December 14, 2008 at 07:49 pmby
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Afghanistan is bad and getting worse. By the next election it will likely be a bigger problem
for president Obama than Iraq.
We and our friends in Kandahar are thunderstruck at recent suggestions that the solution to the hair-raising situation in this country must include a political settlement with "relevant parties" -- read, the Taliban. Negotiating with them wouldn't solve Afghanistan's problems; it would only exacerbate them. Ask any Afghan what's really needed, what would render the Taliban irrelevant, and they'll tell you: improving the behavior of the officials whom the United States and its allies ushered into power after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
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