In Afghanistan, More War or Reconciliation?

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Congress is likely to give the President $33 billion more to support his "surge" in Afghanistan.  But a prime Republican supporter, Richard Lugar of Indiana, says the mission lacks "clarity" or "a clear definition of success."  Democrat John Kerry is suggesting analogies to the war in Vietnam.  The President of the Council on Foreign Relations, Richard Haass, says "continued or increased involvement" in Afghanistan is not worth America's  "investment of blood and treasure."

Credits

Guests:
Jonathan Broder - Newsweek - @Newsweek, Michael Semple - Harvard University, Fauzia Kofi - Member, Afghan Parliament, Rachel Reid - Afghanistan Researcher, Human Rights Watch, Austin Long - Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Andrea Brody