Monday, August 24, 2009

Corker says Taliban's "gaining ground"

Fresh off a trip to Afghanistan, Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker issues a sober assessment.

"The fact is that the Taliban is gaining ground. We need a policy that certainly is worthy of their commitment. But at the same time, I do know that we are losing security grounds.... My sense is that General McChrystal will ask for more troops. And as I've said in the past, I rely upon them to make those determinations."

[Hat tip: Senatus]