As he looks back on 2009, U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke talks to CNN's Atia Abawi. He says it was a "complicated and challenging year." Despite some progress, he says, the whole year was overshadowed by the Afghan presidential elections. Looking to 2010, he calls it "a dramatic year."
"I understand the challenges here," he says. "I don't want to say we've turned a corner or there's light at the end of the tunnel - I've been in too many wars to give that optimistic overspin but I will say this: the people of Afghanistan do not want the Taliban to come back."
Watch more of the interview on Holbooke on the importance of agriculture, how Afghanistan compares to other countries' he's traveled to and the international commitment to Afghanistan.