Armies fight and do the dirty work.
If the political support and the money to back the troops are there then they will deliver the goods.
Politicians start theses Wars and only they can end them by Talking to the enemy.
Talk is cheap when your not in office, not so cheap when your Nue Labour and only last year talking of 30 years to sort out Afghanistan.
I do wish Politicians did not have the Balls to talk their troops into wars the cannot/will not finance.
It has been reported in the Australian Newspaper here that the government is now looking at options that may see a increase in our troop numbers. This after months and months of saying troop stength was adequate for us as a non Nato member.
I think that within the next couple of months President Karzai will either dissappear into the background or acquire a new found voice of support in favour of anti corruption, anti narcotics and high praise for Mr Obama and his (ours) planned troop surge.