Friday, July 30, 2010

Afghanistan: the march of folly

An Indian view on the current course of NATO. Interesting read I agree with some of it, but not all.

In their anxiety to end the war in Afghanistan, London and Washington seem poised to compound their earlier follies, and make way for the induction of the Taliban in Kabul.

The United States is in the process of committing a historical blunder with grave consequences for not only Afghanistan but also the regions surrounding it. President Barack Obama's decision to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan in 2011 is understandable: the long and costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have taxed the patience of the Americans, and the President himself must start planning his campaign for the second term. But it is the manner of the planned exit and its consequences that cause worry.

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