President Hamid Karzai has lost faith in the US strategy in Afghanistan and is increasingly looking to Pakistan to end the insurgency, according to those close to Afghanistan's former head of intelligence services.
Amrullah Saleh, who resigned last weekend, believes the president lost confidence some time ago in the ability of Nato forces to defeat the Taliban.
After nearly nine years and still no decisive victory and/or stabilization of Afghanistan, who can blame Karzai if he's actually thinking this right now?!?
Obama has allowed Afghanistan to become his very own personal Viet Nam, a reprehensible and tragic consequence of some very bad choices on his part, upon which history will judge him most harshly.
We should leave the country, declare victory, and negotiate with whatever government is left standing regarding the rights to the oil pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil.