M.K. Bhadrakumar, f. Indian Ambassador | October 20, 2008
Americans believed that imperialism could trump nationalism but the Afghans proved them wrong. ++ Foreign occupation of Afghanistan is triggering a backlash inside of the country, as well as destabilizing Pakistan. ++ There is a cascading opinion among US allies that this war cannot be won. ++ The Afghans have suffered enough and the US simply cannot afford an open-ended war. ++ Sometimes a war reaches a stage when it no longer matters who won and who lost; the situation in Afghanistan is about to hit this point.