The only strategy left for the war in Afghanistan is a safe withdrawal ASAP.

          Despite the fact that the president referred to this war as “necessary” soon after his inauguration , it is a time to implement an exit strategy, and Obama’s image be damned.

          The quagmire Donald Rumsfeld created there has only gotten deeper. Replacing one arrogant general with another will not solve the problem.

          Afghanistan CANNOT be “saved” by a foreign army, even if its leaders were actually motivated by the highest principles. 

          The only alternative for the poor people of Afghanistan would be a genuine humanitarian effort made by the United Nations, and even that is a long shot. Though, wouldn’t it be wonderful if a U.N peace effort succeeded? Securing a settlement in Afghanistan could be the first step in reviving the effectiveness of that international organization.


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