Sunday, October 4, 2009

Axe-Grinding or Truth Telling?

Probably a bit of both with Peter Galbraith, the recently fired #2 UN official--he lost his post over differences about how to deal the electoral fraud in Afghanistan. An interesting read to say the least.

Once again, very difficult choices--how to you build institutions if the folks running them don't believe in them?

This is the problem that Obama is facing--40,000 troops are not going to solve this one. In my interviews with senior Canadian military officers, it was abundantly clear that little progress had been made on the governance side. And that was before the election.

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