Afghan government forces must make concrete progress towards assuming more responsibility for the security of their country "within five years", the G8 group of nations said Saturday.
A summit statement from the leaders of the world's major industrialized nations called on Kabul to "expand the capacity of the Afghan National Security Forces to assume increasing responsibility for security within five years."
Forgive me, but have the members of the G8 collectively gone totally barking mad, to issue this statement?!?
If the US and NATO haven't been able to accomplish these outcomes nearly 9 years on in this occupation, how the sam hill can you possibly believe that they can be achieved in another 5 years?!?