US Afghan Envoy Urges NO More Troops

Karl Eikenberry who once commanded American forces in Afghanistan and now is US Ambassador to the country threw his voice into the mix of what to do about sending more troops as requested by General McChrystal. Ambassador Eikenberry joined with those opposed to sending additional American forces to a nation which is led by corrupt, ineffective leaders. Eikenberry has been working closely with the Afghan government and apparently believes it still lacks honest effective people who can gain support of their nation and make proper use of more toops.

Undoubtedly, Republicans will raise their voices in anger and moan and groan about “supporting the troops.” Of course, it was Republican president George Bush who refused to send sufficient troops to Afghanistan in the first place and those same Republicans never uttered a word of protest.