The Washington Post -- November 11, 2009 -- 6:15 PM:
U.S. Ambassador Dissents on Afghan Troop Increase
The U.S. ambassador in Kabul sent two classified cables to Washington in the last week expressing deep concerns about sending more U.S. troops to Afghanistan until Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s government demonstrates that it is willing to tackle the corruption and mismanagement that has fueled the Taliban’s rise, said senior U.S. officials.
(Hey, it must be real easy to be president and make the snap decision to rush 42,000 more US troops to Afghanistan overnight).