Wednesday, October 01, 2008

"Afghanistan is doomed," according to…

posted by Bill Arnett @ 12:42 PM Permalink

…at least one world leader and several ambassadors.

From the Timesonline:
The official version of the US-led campaign in Afghanistan received a blow today with a leaked report that the British Ambassador in Kabul believes that US strategy is wrong and the war is as good as lost.

The potentially explosive views were published by Le Canard Enchaîné, a respected French weekly, which said that they were direct quotations from a diplomatic cable written by François Fitou, the French Deputy Ambassador in Kabul.

Mr Fitou reported to President Sarkozy's office and his own Foreign Ministry that Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, the British Ambassador, believed that "American strategy is destined to fail" in Afghanistan, according to the newspaper.[…]

“The current situation is bad. The security situation is getting worse. So is corruption and the Government has lost all trust. Our public statements should not delude us over the fact that the insurrection, while incapable of winning a military victory, nevertheless has the capacity to make life increasingly difficult, including in the capital.

“The presence — especially the military presence — of the coalition is part of the problem, not the solution. The foreign forces are ensuring the survival of a regime which would collapse without them. In doing so, they are slowing down and complicating an eventual exit from the crisis (which, moreover, will probably be dramatic)."
Move along! Move along! Nothing to see here but yet another bush failure from incompetence!

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At 11:53 AM, Blogger The Vidiot said...

Ahhhhh, welcome back!

At 12:45 PM, Blogger Bill Arnett said...

Tank you, tank you very much!


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