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November 27, 2007
Now that the war in Iraq is over . . . what can the military do better in Afghanistan?
OK, we’ve not exactly won, but Gen Petraeus is sending a BCT home from Diyala Province and not replacing it. The “Concerned Citizens” Groups south of Baghdad, the Sunni “Anbar Awakening” are standing up in numbers and professionalism that was unimagined even 18 months ago. Do the Iraqi’s like us? Hard to say, but so long as they’re not killing us, let’s be thankful for these small victories and let's pray that the trend continues.
Now, can we do the same in Afghanistan? We’ve got the same impressive military, AND some reasonable support from NATO. Plus we’ve been at it since 2001…so why aren’t we rocking thru Afghanistan?
Because our message sucks.
Read the whole thing. It certainly seems that a lot of different people are worried about our approach in Afghanistan.