U.S. ‘Losing Control’ in Afghanistan
28 Apr 09 | AJE
Richard Armitage, a former US deputy secretary of state, has told Al Jazeera that the conflict in Afghanistan may be “spinning out of control”.
“The situation in Afghanistan may be spinning out of control more quickly than we are gaining control and it’s of course exacerbated by their next-door neighbour Pakistan,” Armitage, who served in the administration of George Bush, the former US president, said on Tuesday.
He also said Barack Obama, Bush’s successor, got it “a little backwards” sending thousands of extra troops to Afghanistan before his administration completed a review of US policy on the region. >>>