Sunday, August 1, 2010
Calls for Limiting U.S. Mission in Afghanistan
The WikiLeak posting of secret documents online has re-energized sectors of the American public on the Afghanistan War. They are using the documents as proof that we are not winning and that we need to down-size our ambitions in Afghanistan. Some are calling for less troops, more obtainable goals and the abandonment of the "nation-building" attempt for Afghanistan. They cite the lack of progress in defeating the Taliban, the corruption of the Kabul central government, and centuries of history in the region as central reasons for this change in strategy. Read one such editorial entitled "Limit U.S. mission in Afghanistan to fighting al-Qaida", Inside Bay Area, August 1, 2010.