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Crocker to step down; said 'we can defeat ourselves'

May 22nd, 2012
09:33 AM ET

U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker will step down from his post this summer. On May 2, he told Christiane Amanpour that "the one thing that can really defeat us [in Afghanistan] is ourselves."

"If we decide we're tired," he said, "then we can lose this."

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  1. Soif

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  3. Varadha

    anonymous says:May 4, 2012 at 4:03 am The fact that Iran crushes their own dnisest while fully supporting Assad as he slaughters his people is only making it worse. Yeah, yet another stooge who screams about imaginary repression in Iran and Syria while ignoring real oppression in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, etc, etc. How nice that every argument you make exposes your own hypocrisy. And note too just because you repeated that line it does not automatically become true, and it does not change the facts that the terrorists you support in Syria have attempted to engage in ethnic cleansing and have used suicide bombing to attack those they oppose. So you support suicide bombing terrorists. What was your objection about Iran supposedly supporting terrorists again?

    January 26, 2014 at 1:31 am | Reply
  4. Daniel

    Karl says:May 6, 2012 at 5:06 am Why does US still push countries to stop buynig iranian oil? I think it is because of a dysfunctional love-hate relationship.There is no greater seal of legitimacy' (which translates to enhanced security. and prosperity) than what America can bestow upon Iran.One look at the map of the Mid East would inform anyone that there's no greater asset' for the U.S. than an amicable working/transactional relationship with Iran.Both sides will instinctively' play hard to get, hard of hearing, and hard ball until the very last nano second. Much is said about domestic politics, foreign lobbies, playing to the Arab street, etc, etc. These analyses are fine, but undergirding them all is the cosmic instinct of rejection before acceptance.

    January 26, 2014 at 1:50 pm | Reply

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