UN to Obama: Don't Change Afghan Strategy

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The top U.N. official in Afghanistan
is urging President-elect Barack Obama to resist calls to change
the strategy there.
Kai Eide says the incoming U.S. administration
"has a unique opportunity to gather strength" and energy toward
building the Afghan security forces and propping up the country's
In an interview with The Associated Press, Eide says problems
won't arise from the strategy itself. But he says things will fall
apart if officials don't stick to the plans.
Obama has pledged to withdraw American troops from Iraq and
deploy more to Afghanistan, where Taliban and al-Qaida-linked
militants have made a comeback in recent years.
Insurgent attacks in Afghanistan increased in 2008 over the
previous year and some 6,400 people, mostly militants, died last
year as a result of the insurgency.

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  • by Ray Location: Hampton on Jan 17, 2009 at 05:42 PM
    UN to Obama - "Hush now, little dreamer - the grown-ups are talking."
  • by Randy Location: Savage on Jan 16, 2009 at 04:22 PM
    Looks like all the females are Obama cultists, Sarah, Heather and Mr Wilson.
  • by Randy Location: Martin on Jan 16, 2009 at 03:14 PM
    I thought the great one was to bring all the troops home. Talk about Bush all you want but he has keep the nuts out of America.
  • by Heather on Jan 16, 2009 at 11:31 AM
    Whatever Obama accomplishes will exceed the Bush dismal years.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Jan 16, 2009 at 10:30 AM
    Obama, Master and Commander of The Far Side Of The World. Most of Obama's followers seem to be from Gary Larsen's Far Side as well.
  • by Wilson on Jan 16, 2009 at 10:26 AM
    I agree Sarah,somebody has to do it.
  • by MJ on Jan 16, 2009 at 09:18 AM
    O' HAIL OBAMA, he will fail in the end, and bush didn't start this, years of war and injustice, and o' yeah 9-11, started this, so jump on the Obama band wagon,, straight into the flames...
  • by Early Cuyler Location: Squidville on Jan 16, 2009 at 08:58 AM
    Both the U.N. & Obama are a joke!
  • by Sarah on Jan 16, 2009 at 06:31 AM
    Obama will have to finish what Bush FAILED to complete.


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