Editorial, Wall Street Journal | November 4, 2009
Since Afghan elections have ended with Mr Karzai securing another five-year term, the doubts about his legitimacy should be put to rest. ++ The key problem now isn't Afghanistan's President but the uncertainty about Mr. Obama's commitment to his own counterinsurgency strategy. ++ As long as doubts exist, NATO, Pakistan and Mr. Karzai will use this vacuum to hedge their bets. ++ "If Mr. Obama recommits to Afghanistan only because he does not want to be seen to lose, he should tell everyone now and not waste another American life."