Insight on Afghanistan, past and present
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Mudville Gazette has the CBS 60 Minutes report on an former CIA guy involved with our efforts to topple the Taliban. I have been wondering about this report and I think it sheds some light on what went before, but the web exclusive he posts has some well-deserved harsh words about the failure of Af/Pak envoy Richard Holbrooke. The administration made a concerted effort to weaken or push aside Hamid Karzai and also to pressure Pakistan. Both have caused considerable hard feelings and weakened Holbrooke and Amb. Eikenberry. They both need to be replaced for us to make any significant progress.