October 6th, 2010
02:41 PM ET

Woodward on Afghanistan

CNN's John King interviews journalist Bob Woodward on the president's management of the war in Afghanistan.

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  1. Braveheart

    Solution to the Taliban problem is simple: Drone them all to death!

    October 12, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bubbainski

    Afghanistan is a cess pool and we are spending our national treasure and lives of our soldiers for nothing. Karsi will get in bed with the Taliban until the US is gone then he will come running back wanting asylum from us because his friends, the Taliban, want to cut off his arms for taking their money. They are all crooks and losers. Cut them all off and tell them if they cause us problems we will test a couple nuclear bombs in their country and that will end the problem.

    October 11, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Donald in CA

    Bob is getting a lot of free TV and print time for his hundredth book. Go away until the next president comes along.

    October 11, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. mmi16

    When are the Afgahns going to get some male attachments and defend their own country.

    October 11, 2010 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  5. Political Report

    No news here, but attempt to give Dems a "whe aren't for this" story for November. Disregard what we are doing which happens to be in US National Interest which is to stay in Afghanistan for now. Sorry John and Bob – nice show with little military expertise behind any of your comments – of course there is a lot more military activity after adding additional soldiers and breaking up a large terrorist European attack network.

    October 10, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bailoutsos

    "Though much has been said about problems between the Copts Christians and Muslims in Egypt, most of this comes from outside the country. Internally, most Copts Christians and Muslims seem to agree that the two religions are very united in Egypt, and indeed, they share more than a few common customs and traditions." @@@@@ Wow, Christians and Muslim living together in peace? I guess Muslims are not the evil people Americans think they are.

    October 10, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Runswithbeer

    The Precise solution to the terrorism issue is "simple" Peace in the Middle East. The Hard Right wing of both the Israelis and the Iranians do not want peace. It's time the rest of the world stood up and said that's enough.

    October 9, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • amconservative

      runswithbeer, interesting that the rest of the world can just declare and ending to two groups of people who do not like or trust each otherand can end the isues between the two. Reminder, one group will coexist with others, but one group wants the other group eliminated.

      October 10, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      @ Runswithbeer
      That's a terrible name; I had to give up jogging becuase the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass of whiskey.

      October 11, 2010 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  8. George

    We are never going to find Osama bin Hiden until one of his boy lovers gets slapped in the face and turns him in.

    October 8, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. George

    If we just stopped killing for a few years and see what happens, it might be a nice surprise.

    October 8, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. George

    Get the troops out and spend the money on building Predator drones and Hellfires. Put these video generation kids to work.

    October 8, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  11. John Brooks

    We want Pakistan as our friend,but we are afraid to hurt their feelings since they have 100 nuclear weapons and we have 100,000. What wrong with the picture here. The hell with Pakistan. Let them survive without any trade santions from the US. They get so much from us but they destroy vital supplies for our troops. Obama s planned clarity again.Get out of Afghanistan and let the drones deal with Pakistan. Very efective offensive move.

    October 8, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. John Brooks

    Nine years ago on October 7, the United States launched Operation Enduring Freedom. Nine years later, more U.S. troops than ever before are in Afghanistan as part of a U.S. President Obama-planned surge; Afghan President Hamid Karzai has formed a council to help negotiate with the Taliban and find a way for peace; and more than 2,100 U.S. and coalition troops have died.Why? Obama wants to win. Not Leave.He needs clarity now. Well I have two sons in Afghanistan and they have no trust in their comand, President Obama or General Petraeus. We need to leave period. Win the people hell sounds like Viet Nam to me.

    October 8, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Yes. It is an unwinable war. Or really, there is nothing to win. What ever happened to focusing on OBL??? I think the US govt may not be interesting in finding him because then they would have no excuse to continue the war. I'm right wing, but think there is nothing there that is in the interest of America. Bush was stupid to think we could make a difference there, and Obama is a liar for not getting us out of there. Obama said we'd be out of there in 6 months. Instead, were stuck there for another...500 years???

      October 12, 2010 at 3:34 am | Report abuse |
  13. jamez

    Mr. Obama, concerning Afghanistan, do you consider yourself better than ALEXANDER THE GREAT. No one has ever defeated the people of Afghanistan.

    October 7, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. zukibandit

    We get our butts out of Afghan territory, taliban return to power, we then know where to find bin laden. Simple!

    October 7, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bailoutsos

    Back in the early 80s, the Taliban were America's secret lover in Afghanistan. Guess the relationship went sour.

    October 7, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Indian

    US bought loyalty of many War Lords in Af-Pak after 9/11 successively. Unfortunately not of Pakistan after paying " High Price ". And it was not shocking for Indians like me, after listening Mushraff's 1st speech after 9/11 to back stab Crusaders, quoting " Q'ORAN ". Recently, Mushraff admitted that Pakistan trained & supported Militants against India, which most of the Pak Politicians denied, till today. Seems, its too late for Pakistan to back up from Home Grown Terrorists & the Monster created is getting out of control.

    October 7, 2010 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  17. sharefacts

    9+ years and now Taliban control 80%of Afghanistan. We have the watch and Taliban have all the time. They will fight for decade if needed, because they are fighting on Ideology ( Liberation of their country from Foreign Occupation ).

    October 6, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |