Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Afghan's are Hedging Their Bets
With President Obama setting a hard date for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan many Afghan's are hedging their bets. Afghan's from President Karzai down to the simple villager found in rural areas are asking themselves why throw in with the U.S. forces if the U.S. will no longer be there in a year to provide security? The Taliban can wait us out and then move into the villages of Afghanistan and publicly execute the village elders who supported the Afghan government and U.S. coalition troops. Read more on this topic in "Afghanistan: The 7/11 problem", The Christian Science Monitor, June 25, 2010.