Quote of the Day

“Americans understand, at some level, that Afghans would be upset by the burning of the Quran.  But Americans do not understand why the United States should continue to send trainers and advisers to a country where those trainers and advisers are liable to be targeted by the very people they are training and advising.

“President Karzai has to understand that patience for the continued commitment to Afghanistan is wearing very thin.”

Andrew Exum, former Army Ranger in Afghanistan and current senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security.