"I think Afghanistan is doable, it's not sellable," Harvey concluded.♥The context behind the quote is that it was made by a Derek Harvey, a then 54-year-old retired Army Colonel of Intelligence and now a DIA analyst, who was working on a review of Afghanistan initiated by the Bush Administration and winding up as the Obama Team was taking over.
And, that is the question. Are you buying Afghanistan?
An even better question would be "What is our strategic objective in Afghanistan?"
Regards — Cliff
♠ Actually, I am the classic liberal and they are all more along the line of Fabian Socialists. I mean that in the nicest possible way.
♥ 16% of the way through, toward the end of Chapter 7.