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Monday, January 28, 2008

Iraq improving while Afghanistan falters, State Department official says

According to David Satterfield, the U.S. State Department’s pointman on Iraq, the war in Iraq has turned out to be the “good war” while the war in Afghanistan has turned “bad,” The Times reported on January 24.

Between the two conflict-riven countries, Afghanistan has typically been viewed as the more stable and controlled. However, Afghanistan has taken a marked downturn, with the Taliban’s support growing among Pakistan militants, and, as the article notes, divisions “deepening between key NATO allies.”

“Afghanistan has many deficits not present in Iraq,” Satterfield said. “Iraq is a wealthy country, it has resources, badly used, but it has resources.”

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