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Old 11-03-2009, 07:37 AM
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Default Re: Margaret Warner on Karzai's "Win"

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What Mr Hoh is saying sounds very similar to what another experienced Afghan hand, Rory Stewart, is saying: we shouldn't abandon Afghanistan, but we should tone the military effort down, not scale it up.
http://www.economist.com/blogs/democ...ast_summer.cfm

I also think more centralization is bad for Afghanistan. Finding a way to wrest control from Karzai, so he can more easily improve his performance, and finding new Talibs and the as-yet non-Talib recruits to run provinces and villages, is key.

That same Economist blog is linked to a new .pdf report I've not yet had a chance to read.
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