Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Drastic changes needed to restore “broken Afghan consensus”, Times editor says

In a March 17 opinion piece, Washington Times editor Arnaud de Borchgrave addresses what he calls the “broken Afghan consensus.”

De Borchgrave cites a recent report by The Center for Strategic and International Studies, which indicates that almost six years after being liberated from the rule of the Taliban regime, Afghans have largely lost trust in their government as violence continues to escalate and the illicit poppy industry continues to grow.

While thirty-seven countries and some 2,000 NGOs are involved in the Afghan normalization and reconstruction process, foreign aid is often misappropriated or misdirected. De Borchgrave calls for dramatic changes, which he believes will require a multiyear commitment and better collaboration between the many stakeholders in Afghanistan.

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