Nato in no rush for Afghan exit

2012-05-20 22:55

Chicago - Nato leaders are insisting the Afghanistan fighting coalition will remain whole despite France's plans to yank combat troops out early.

"There will be no rush for the exits," Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Sunday ahead of a Nato summit. "Our goal, our strategy, our timetable remain unchanged."

Public opinion in Europe and the United States is solidly against the war, with a majority of Americans now saying it is unwinnable or not worth continuing.

Newly elected French President Francois Hollande has said he will withdraw all French combat troops from Afghanistan by year's end - a full two years before the time line agreed to by nations in the US-led Nato coalition.

  • Yusuf - 2012-05-20 23:50

    nato are fighting losing cant fight allahs mujahideen.

      Ted - 2012-05-21 01:02

      Allah has nothing to do with this. Don't use His name in vain.

      Juan - 2012-05-21 02:54

      Allah's Mujahideen?? More like the devil's mujahideen. Did you know that the Taliban kill far more Afghan women and children than Nato soldiers?

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-05-21 06:18

      Allah's mujahideen are part of Nato. Its second largest member-country is Turkey, a country of 73 million Muslims.

      Sibusiso - 2012-05-21 08:24

      SAPS please arrest this guy- Yusuf. He sounds like a suicide bomber, how can he associate murderers with his God, he is a threat to the society. Yusuf I know a lot of muslims who think suicide bombers are for Satan not Allah . Damn dude I don't believe it you used your Gods name in vain

  • Fidel - 2012-05-21 08:30

    No consolation whatsoever to Afghans who have suffered thousands or tens of thousands of "accidental" civilian deaths.I mean, why stop a nice, profitable war once you've got it rolling?

  • Yusuf - 2012-05-21 08:39

    what about nato.who are they fighting for.killing innocent women and children.what a joke.amongst mujahideen there are good and bad.dont paint everyone with same brush.

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