Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Afghanistan should be a persistent concern

In a response to Charles Krauthammer’s March 30 Washington Post op-ed, “Which Is ‘The Real War’?” retired Marine Corps Gen. James L. Jones and Harlan Ullman in a letter to the editor in Tuesday’s Post question Krauthammer’s opinion that the war in Iraq is strategically more important than the campaign in Afghanistan.

They argue that “defeat in Iraq or Afghanistan would have dire consequences” and affirm the importance of recognizing the pressing need for not only military force in Afghanistan but also political solutions.

Jones and Ullman write: “Where we are losing in Afghanistan is in the battle to create a fair legal and judicial system; overcome rampant corruption; build a police force; control the drug-production epidemic; and bring job opportunities to the Afghan people.”

For the full letter, click here


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