Violence in Kabul requires stronger response

Kabul (Afghanistan)Armed ForcesNATOAfghanistanHamid Karzai

Afghan President Hamid Karzai made a very weak excuse recently when, in response to recent insurgent strikes in Kabul, he stated that the "attack showed a 'failure' by Afghanistan intelligence and NATO" ("Attacks in Kabul show vulnerability," April 17).

In my opinion, this statement should be considered an extreme embarrassment to Mr. Karzai. As anyone else who is as keenly interested as I am should be well aware, this raging conflict between the Taliban rebels and the Afghanistan government and their military forces is, and has been for some time, in desperate need of much stronger support from the U.S and NATO troops in order to quell a challenging problem.

A U.S and NATO victory in this highly troubled area is an absolute necessity for the salvation of democratic freedom for all citizens in the United States of America.

Quinton D. Thompson, Towson

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