Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Optimism on Afghanistan?
You don't hear all that much optimism about Afghanistan lately. Even commentators prone to optimism are usually careful to point out all the difficulties, and offer only some cautious hope for the future. That's why it was surprising to see a major military figure go way out on a limb and say that he thinks "the tide is turning in Afghanistan." That's the opinion of Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, commander of the Australian Defense Forces, which have been assisting the U.S. in Afghanistan and currently have 1550 troops in country. He made that comment on the record during a government hearing. Let's hope his opinion is justified.