Sunday, January 31, 2010
Ambassador Eikenberry Should be Fired For Not Supporting Military Effort in Afghanistan
The Director of the Warrior Legacy Institute and a former Special Forces Soldier has called for the replacement of Mr. Eikenberry - the current U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan. Mr. Eikenberry - during two tours in Afghanistan as a general officer had an unremarkable record. Now he has come out against the Community Defense Initiative (CDI) which is one of the most dramatic and promising efforts to take place in Afghanistan. He clearly is out of his league. In 2002-2003 he was in charge of establishing the Afghan Army. The process was painfully slow and he as the director of that endeavor failed miserably. Now the Obama administration has made him one of the point men for the State Department in Afghanistan. Read more on this topic in "More tough policy decisions", The Washington Times, January 27, 2010.