Mullen says AfPak review shows U.S. on 'right track'
December 17th, 2010
11:12 AM ET

Mullen says AfPak review shows U.S. on 'right track'

America's top military official said the U.S. review of strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan "shows us that we are on the right track," but more progress needs to be made, particularly in the area of government and the rule of law.

"I remain convinced that we have the right strategy, we have the right leadership and we now have the right resources in place to disrupt, dismantle and defeat al Qaeda, to reverse the momentum of the Taliban and to prevent Afghanistan from becoming a safe haven," said Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

"We can take nothing for granted at this point. In fact, our review tells us that in order to fully cement the progress we've made, we must work harder with local government on the delivery of basic services and on accountability."

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  1. unshackled

    Pastuns in India contribute to enrich-en multi-ethnic culture, In Pakistan they are being misused for strategic depth which is breaking Afghan from within. Need to fix Pak to stabilize Afghan. They are brain washing the Pasthuns and having alliance with totalitarian China to achieve its goal, which will result in total destruction of Afghan for its mean end.

    December 18, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • unshackled

      The game has just begin, this will be the end of 360 degree vile culture imported from middle east. All the violence associated to it will be firmly dealt with. No more yakoobis kind of bigots. People will realize how much crap they have been heaped over decades.

      December 19, 2010 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
    • unshackled

      Your version of vile ideas has put entire Islam in danger "ab to Islam khatre mein hai". Amen from all sides with no letup even from sky "Drone".

      December 19, 2010 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
      • unshackled

        It is mentioned in our holy book many of zealots failing on terror path, sword will be swiftly dealt with sword. Sage Vishwamitra who true to being king was using violence as his political tool. He not only failed but used mind/knowledge power which was infinity more superior. He renounced violence, so is Ashoka and Gautham Buddha. Learn from history or get washed by perils of history.

        December 21, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • unshackled

        Hindu kush is the living proof of your own doing, marauding tribes from Arbi wreck havoc on Hindustan.

        December 22, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. wakil

    The only success of Karsai has been in recent 9 years to keep the power in his tribe (Pashtuns) and weaken the position of the majority of non-pashtuns in the country. The Pashtundynasties ruling the country since 1747 contributed nothing to modernize or civilize Afghanistan.
    Karsai rely on extremist group of Hisbe-Islami of mass-murderer Hekmatyar, racist group of Afghanmellat and on some fraction of Taliban, all Pashtuns. The Pashtuns are good fighters, love their freedom and suffered alot in last 3 decades. Its time now to build a government of national unity, share the power between the 4 major ethnics in the country and fight together the extremist group of Taleban.There ist enough Anti-Taleban poweri n Afghanistan itself, which needs to be revived..

    December 18, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. Dindy.....

    Jhon.........he has not got a name when he was born so he writes under other peoples name .

    December 17, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      No Dindy,his problem is that he(Bledsoe) acqrired a taste for writing on the bathroom walls in high school and has yet to get over it!!!

      December 18, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dindy.....

        🙂 🙂 Oh ...dear

        December 19, 2010 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        Oh-Daniel-2!

        December 19, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        Fake-Dindy=Daniel2...

        December 19, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Untrue!-Its-Daniel-2!

      December 18, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • Joel2208

        But can you prove it??? Of course not!!!!

        December 18, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        And he never will,Joel!!!

        December 18, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        You-Just-Did-Daniel-2!

        December 18, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    What would one expect this jerk Mullen to say?We've been "making progress"since 2001 and I'm sick and tired of it!

    December 17, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      So-Sad-Daniel-2!

      December 17, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • John

        Here we go with the graffitti again. It reminds me of the writing on the bathroom walls in high school. Some guys like this Bledsoe here never grow up!!!

        December 17, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        Really?-Daniel-2?

        December 18, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        More bla-bla-bla from this idiot Pfunnie boy! Like you say Joel,he's getting to be such a bore!!!

        December 18, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        Really-Daniel-2?

        December 18, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    We can't fight the good fight if the people we are fighting for are corrupt and not law abiding people. The Afghan justice system must hand out stiffer penalties for those officials taking bribes or abusing their position!

    December 17, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |