Feinstein: Taliban Stronger Since Surge
Has the Taliban been weakened in Afghanistan since Obama took office? Not according to Democrat Dianne Feinstein, head of the senate intelligence committee, and her counterpart in the house.
The pessimistic report by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) challenges Obama’s assessment last week in his visit to Kabul that the “tide had turned” and that “we broke the Taliban’s momentum.”
“We ought to have a hard discussion about saying, listen, war is when one side wins and one side loses,” Rogers said. “And if we don’t get to that calculation of strategic defeat of the Taliban, you’re not going to get to a place where you can rest assured that you (U.S. troops) can come home and a safe haven does not re-establish itself.”