Bassam Javed, The Int'l News [Pakistan] | November 27, 2009
As in Iraq, there is no victory to be found in Afghanistan. ++ Only when foreign troops leave will the conflict come to an end. ++ Whether there will be an increase in troops or not, the question still remains: will the new Afghanistan strategy look for a fall-guy? ++ The growing perception among the political and military leadership in Pakistan is that the US wants to "transfer its war heritage" to allow itself a graceful exit from Afghanistan. ++ At any rate, the US must work for the formation of a broadly-supported government.