Conservative columnist George Will (in photo) predicted Sunday on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos” that in six months, the world will be talking far more about Afghanistan than Iraq. And not in a good way. Will noted that the violence in Afghanistan was much worse in 2005 than in 2004, and that it’s on a pace to be still worse in 2006 than in 2005. “There we have very few forces in an extremely large country with an undefeated Taliban,” Will said.
And if Afghanistan spirals out of control, said Newsweek’s Fareed Zakaria on the same show, “that presents Bush with an absolutely unsolvable problem, because then the argument becomes very powerful that he underresourced Afghanistan to go into Iraq, making us vulnerable. Because at the end of the day, the guys in Afghanistan are the ones who did 9/11 and who are trying to kill us.”
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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