Monday, February 02, 2009

Afghan Redefinition

In his interview with Matt Lauer, President Obama made a very clear statement about U.S. goals and objectives:

We are not [going to] be able to rebuild Afghanistan into a Jeffersonian
democracy. ... What - what we can do is make sure that Afghanistan is not
a safe haven for al-Qaida. What we can do is make sure that - it is not
destabilizing neighboring Pakistan, which has - nuclear weapons. The key is
... we've got to have a clear objective. And there's been drift in
Afghanistan over the last couple of years. And that's something that we
intend to fix - this year.

TWR readers can draw their own conclusions from what was said over the weekend.

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