The World from Berlin 'The War in Afghanistan Reveals Obama's Impotence'

General David Petraeus was supposed to perform the same magic in Afghanistan as he did in Iraq, and turn the course of the seemingly endless war. But now the US general has suggested that Barack Obama was too optimistic in setting a 2011 withdrawal date. German commentators argue that Petraeus is simply being realistic.
Anti-war activists could have a longer wait for the end of the deployment in Afghanistan than expected: The commander of the US troops believes 2011 may be too soon to leave.

Anti-war activists could have a longer wait for the end of the deployment in Afghanistan than expected: The commander of the US troops believes 2011 may be too soon to leave.

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-- David Gordon Smith