Friday, 11 March 2011

Afghan War Shambles, Don't Blame Us - Gates

BRUSSELS - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates sharply rebuked the United States' allies on Friday for effectively 'abandoning' Afghanistan and threatening what he described as tenuous progress in the nearly decade-old war. In a deliberately undiplomatic speech to NATO defense ministers, Mr Gates called on European allies to put aside their domestic politics and work with the United States to secure the "semblance of normalcy" that he said was emerging in some parts of Afghanistan. Sound familiar? For example from 2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010.............
"Frankly, there is too much talk about leaving and not enough talk about getting the job done right," Mr Gates said.      FULL STORY HERE

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