"Western soldiers will no longer be dying on a daily basis and, frankly, who will care any more about the deaths of Afghans after 2014? Can we honestly believe that, in this likely scenario, combating the abuse of poor children will be a priority?"
The Bush-era idea that terrorism is a problem to be dealt with through invasion and occupation of foreign lands has led us down a path that ends with our morally culpability for the behavior of a narco-state flush with cash from the opium trade and U.S. taxpayer dollars.
Karzai's approval rating has dropped 60% since he's taken office. Afghans are tired of the corruption and lack of leadership. They loath the warlords who, quite frankly, belong in the Hague not in his cabinet.