Afghanistan: Mission Impossible~ CBC National 2008 01 01 wmv
Since 2002, NATO and other countries have largely given up the quixotic notion of finding Osama Bin Laden and engaged in an undefined mission of ?nation-building?.
US, British, Dutch and Canadian forces bear the brunt of the military activity while ?caveats? protect other forces from the dangerous, thankless and perhaps fruitless pursuit of the resurgent Taliban who now are taking war into the streets with suicide bombers and expanding the insidious and ever present peril of IEDs.
Five years of NATO activity has produced almost nothing concrete in the way of ?progress?. What would light at the end of the tunnel even look like?
When the core group of NATO fighters pledges to stay the course, the recalcitrant members of the team apparently take this as reassurance they will never have to do very much!