Abdullah Abdullah is threatening to withdraw from the presidential runoff contest in Afghanistan if the head of the Electoral Commission is not replaced. That commission oversaw the fraud-ridden first round. President Obama has put off his decision on Afghanistan policy until the presidential election is concluded, but what if it never really takes place and the US is willy-nilly stuck with Hamid Karzai and his wounded legitimacy?
Over 1,000 US troops have been wounded in Afghanistan in the past 3 months.
Congress is pressing the Pentagon to find more effective ways of combating roadside bombs or improvised explosive devices.
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