Fouad Ajami, The Wall Street Journal | October 28, 2010
America’s longest war in Afghanistan is now being waged with doubt and uncertainty. ++ The current Afghan government, considered to be pro-US, seems to have taken a new turn in its relationship with America. ++ Iran’s increased involvement in Afghanistan and President Karzai’s latest acknowledgement of this “relationship” are clear indications of this. ++ Is the changing situation in Afghanistan a temporary occurrence, or does it further the idea that America is losing its influence as a super power?