“Americans are very disappointed with new Afghan strategy”
“I was hoping to hear him [Obama] say that Afghanistan is not a nation state in the contemporary European sense. You have a nation that has an overall literacy rate of only about 10 per cent, that it is mostly…rural and tribal…You can’t conquer a nation like that, you can’t deal with that militarily. You have to deal with that through things like aid and coalition building and the traditional ways that you deal with those kinds of countries. I think he is going to make a terrible mistake,” Hartman said.