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Afghanistan Mission close to failing: U.S.

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posted on Feb, 28 2008 @ 09:00 PM
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Afghanistan Mission close to failing: U.S.


www.guardian.co.uk

After six years of US-led military support and billions of pounds in aid, security in Afghanistan is "deteriorating" and President Hamid Karzai's government controls less than a third of the country, America's top intelligence official has admitted.

Mike McConnell testified in Washington that Karzai controls about 30% of Afghanistan and the Taliban 10%, and the remainder is under tribal control.

The Afghan government angrily denied the US director of national intelligence's assessment yesterday, insisting it controlled "over 360" of the country's 365 districts. "This is far from the facts and we completely deny it," said the defence ministry.

But the gloomy comments echoed even more strongly worded recent reports by thinktanks, including one headed by the former Nato commander General James Jones, which concluded that "urgent changes" were required now to "prevent Afghanistan becoming a failed state".

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posted on Feb, 28 2008 @ 09:00 PM
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Propeganda to get more ally troops? I know Gates has been blaring the horn to get other country's to commit more troops, but why aren't we pulling some of the troops from the country we never should have been in (Iraq) and commiting them to this (where we SHOULD have been concentrating to begin with)? So if this is true and not propeganda, what happens? We fold up shop and go home?

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posted on Feb, 28 2008 @ 09:02 PM
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That's what happens when you divert the entire War on Terror so you can go off on a little junket in Iraq to line your cronies pockets.

Blackwater and Halliburton made out like bandits.



posted on Feb, 28 2008 @ 09:04 PM
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Um 3 months ago werent they releasing stories al CIA duh was almost gone from afgahnstan. These stories are just confusing now.

dont worry 2 weeks later another article will coem out saying were winning.



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