Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Problem

When Vice President Biden went to Afghanistan a few months back he found what many who travel to that country discover: the U.S. agenda there is about as clear as a bug splattered windshield.

According to the New York Times, after his trip to Afghanitsan, Biden “observed to Mr. Obama that if you asked 10 people on the ground what American objectives were, [you] would get 10 different answers.”

This is the root of the problem for NATO forces. How can victory be attained when so few can even define that term succinctly?

Last weekend the president unveiled a new plan that hopefully will narrow the scope of U.S. and NATO initiatives in Afghanistan.

Let’s just hope that the guys on the ground get the memo. Otherwise, they’re the ones who’ll be left holding the bag.

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