“Americans are very disappointed with new Afghan strategy”

Many Americans believe President Obama isn't living up to his campaign promise of pulling troops out Afghanistan as soon as possible and are very disappointed with the new war plan, says radio and TV host Thom Hartman.

“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.