- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Iraq may or may not be fixable. However, as today’s Owls and Eagles column argues, Afghanistan can be turned around if we act now. Unfortunately, Afghanistan has become the forgotten war and a war that cannot be lost if the West is to be secure.

Gen. James L. Jones, until last week the NATO commander, has served with the greatest distinction in battle, as commandant of the Marine Corps and last as supreme allied commander Europe. He has won the confidence and respect of the White House and Congress, where he is held in particular esteem. And his proposals for what must be done in Afghanistan are not Republican or Democrat but quintessentially American.

This page urges and hopes that the president can find the time to listen to the general and his views on making Afghanistan a success and not the debacle toward which it is precipitously heading.

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