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U.S. Report Finds Kabul Embassy Stretched, Morale Challenged

March 10, 2010

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — A U.S. government report has cast doubt on the future success of the civilian side of the new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, with diplomats stretched to the limit and morale challenged at the embassy in Kabul.

The State Department inspector general’s office, in a report completed last month and posted on the department’s website, listed 89 formal recommendations for the embassy as well as 42 “informal ones,” from greater oversight of government spending to a more realistic workload for staff.

“Even with the able leadership of Kabul’s senior officers, the best of intentions, and the most dedicated efforts, Embassy Kabul faces serious challenges in meeting the administration’s deadline for “success” in Afghanistan,” said the report.

It said the “unprecedented” scope of the civilian buildup — from fewer than 300 diplomats last year to about 900 this year — and the complexities of getting them in place constrained their ability to promote stability and good governance — the goals of the mission.

“Morale at Embassy Kabul has been challenged by the stresses of an almost 100 percent personnel turnover, a massive civilian buildup at a frenetic pace, the redesign of development assistance programs, the continuing high volume of official visitors,” the report said.

In Kabul, U.S. Embassy spokesman Caitlin Hayden did not disagree with the report’s findings but said the actual inspection was completed several months ago and most of its recommendations were already being implemented.

“In general, the report is accurate in its assessments. Many of the findings and recommendations are similar to those found in reports about other embassies worldwide,” she said in an e-mail response to Reuters.

Criticizes ‘War Tourism’

The report said diplomats were overwhelmed, working 80 hours a week, often well into the early hours as Washington scheduled conference calls during the U.S. capital’s work day rather than at convenient times for Kabul’s time zone.

In addition, many staff were forced to give up their one-day off a week on Fridays because of a routine video conference call arranged then by Washington, a practice which should be changed, the report said.

It also criticized the steady stream of official U.S. visitors which taxed the same assets that would otherwise be used for counterinsurgency and reconstruction efforts the visitors’ wanted to evaluate.

“Some describe the incredible volume of visitors from all branches of the federal and even state governments as ‘war tourism,'” the report said.

It also took aim at the embassy’s oversight of contracts and grants, saying this was seriously inhibited by the shortage of qualified contract officers.

The U.S. government has sought to overhaul its public diplomacy efforts in both Afghanistan and Pakistan and the report said staffing levels were inadequate to deal with this.

The report said the complexity of running the giant embassy was mirrored outside its fortified walls, where the Afghan government’s own capacity was also limited.

“There is tension among the U.S. government’s lofty goals, the embassy’s ability to advance them, and the capacity and commitment of elements of the Afghan Government to implement them,” said the report.

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  1. The British troops during a firefight with Taliban forces in Helmand. (.in Photograph:) They are looking as they going fight with SPACE or MOON fighters. It showes that they cant fight with Afghani’s. They have Atomic bomb, rockets, jets, Seven hundred thousands army, They never do any thing in Afghanistan. We cant say Afghani to leave Afghanistan for American, who want use them. American has no mind, they are free of mind. They think after the work, as 11/9..They faild in Japan, Cuba, Koria, Afghanistan, Germany, Iraq, Vetnam, Yemen, Pakistan, very bed in Iran, They will leave Afghanistan after very very bed condition. They dont know who are the Afghani’s.? Their is no one American, who study the Afghani’s actual history. They came from 12000 k.metar to Afghanistan for fighting with CHINA, USSR, & INDIA. Its fighting place for these big power. The NATO is nothing for Afghani’s. The US army is tired, Britisher are going back. Canadan also be going back. The American army wants fight with all Islamic countries, + China + India, + Ussr & so many other countries. They can not fight only with” BRAVE AFGHANI’s .” The time will be decided, its not so for, we can see the whole drama, nearby, The” EIGHT YEARS “gone,with the wind The weapons of mass destruction against us on 45 minutes’ notice? WHERE is this ? . whats happend ?.They are get” NOTHING”… The ” BIG GRAVE YARD,” for whom ? They are only AMERICAN’s, CANADEAN, BRITISHER, GARMAN’s, NATO,& so many others, NOT JEWS, ISRAELI’s, MOSSAD, ( WORLD ZIONIST ) etc. WHY ? Because the ISRAELI’s WANTS, oil, gas. gold, daloor, every things they wants in their hands. THE FIGHTING is for other countries, NOT for them.. : ( JEWSH, WORLD ZIONIST )…….THE AFGHANISTAN IS A BIG GRAVRYARD FOR AMERICAN ARMY, UK , ISRAEL, EUROP,& NATO, Its Shame for US, UK, NATO, ISRAEL, AL-QAEDA, TALIBAN ,FBI, RAW & CIA’s in AFGHANISTAN , PAKISTAN, IRAQ, & YEMEN. The AMERICAN ARE FOOLISH.& JEWS ARE ALSO .THE AFGHANISTAN ,PAKISTAN & IRAQ are a” GOLDEN GRAVEYARD’s” for them. THE NATO, CIA,FBI,MOSSAD,MI5,MI6,RAW,PENTAGONE,are totatlly failed. THE ECONOMIC World war crisis is gift for USA,UK,ISRAEL.IT TAKS LONG TIME..SAME LIKE IN 90’s happend in USSR. Maybe same case for USA,UK,& ISRAEL.IN AFGHANISTAN, They need ONE MILLION US Army.It taks 50 years, after that their is nothing for them. Its the END of these three counteries. ( uk, usa, israel ) THE JEWS, & WORLD ZIONIST are totally failed in the WORLD.POLITICS, BEDLLY. ” TID FOR TED “.The US NEEDS 5 TIRE EILIAN ,( 5,000,000,000,000) EURO NOT DOLLAR FOR THIS ECONOMIC WORL WAR CERISIS, AFTER THAT MAY BE US SERVIVE. ITS VERY THUAFF TIME FOR AMERICAN. TO BRING FROM THIS BED ECONOMIC WAR CERISIS, THE Afghanistan is only for Afghane’s, NOT for USA, UK, NATO, or ISRAEL. They must go from AFGHNESTAN , to London, N. Yarak, Washingtone, ( to wash their CEMENTED FACE ), Paris, Tel avive,Dehli, Kalkata, Rome, Torento, etc etc…Its only for them, ( AFGHANs ). NOT for USSR, PAKISTAN, INDIA, CHINA, IRAN or OTHER Countries. ( 250 countries) of THE WORLD. Its only for” BRAVE AFGHANIs.” Who can fight MORE THEN 1000 years. The Time will be show them. THE WORLD MAFIA CANT COONTROL THEM. ( CIA, FBI, MOSSAD, MI5, MI6, TALIBAN, AL-QAEDA,ISI, RAW,etc). These”WORLD ZIONIST, & DRUG MAFIA WAR” CANT CONTROLL AFGHANISTAN. OR NOT PAKISTAN. They are killing the” MONEY’, & killing the’ TIME” only. The ECONOMIC WORLD WAR CERISIS is gift for USA, UK, NATO,EUROP & ISRAEL.. ( ITS FROM GOD ) Its enugh for them. THEY ARE FAILED TOTALLY IN AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, YEMEN, PELISTEN, PAKISTAN, LABNAN, SO MANY OTHER COUNTRIES, Its onlly TOUGH of war.Now, The people of Afghanistan will decide in the end. They know that like the British and the Russians before them, eventually the Americans will leave defeated by the will and pride of the people, and terrain of the country. This is a Muslim country, and it’s for them to decide whether they want fundamentalist Islamic laws and means of enforcement, or whether they want a more liberal society. It’s certainly not for western Christian governments to impose their great ideas of society by force.The Afghanistan is a” BIG GRAVRYARD” FOR AMERICAN, UK , ISRAELI, NATO,Talaban, Al- Qaeda, Raw, Aga Khan, and EUROPEAN ARMY…… ZANDABAD GREAT AFGHANISTAN, & BRAVE PAKISTANI, and also GREAT BALOCHISTAN. THANKS GOD SAVE ISLAMIC BLOCK, espicaly P. I. A. ( Pakistan,Iran, Afghanistan ). THE WORLD ZIONIST, & ISRAEL IS BECOMMING TO THEIR END.( They are out of date.). The SADDEST NATION JEWSH are failed . ” ISLAMIC NEW WORLD ORDER ” is comming soon. INSHALLAH. With Thanks.


    • PAKISTAN FAILED TO KEEP AMERICA AS ITS FRIEND , HAS FAILED TO STOP SIGNING EXTRADITION TREATY BETWEEN INDIA AND SAUDI ARABIA, HAS FAILED TO GIVE RESPECT TO AQ KHAN, HAS FAILED TO SAVE EAST PAKISTAN (BANGLADESH)HAS FAILED TO REMOVE ITS CITIZENS FROM POVERTY HAS FAILED TO GIVE ITS CITIZENS EDUCATION AND EQUAL RIGHTS TO WOMEN,HAS FAILED MISERABILY TO COMPETE WITH INDIA WHICH IS $3 TRILLION ECONOMY TODAY 2ND FASTER ON THIS PLANET.HAS FAILED IN SUCH A WAY THAT KARZAI SAYS IN PAKISTAN THAT INDIA IS ITS FRIEND.HAS FAILED TO SAVE PHALESTINE WHICH HAS BECOME ISRAEL NOW.HAS FAILED TO SAVE ITS WATER , HAS FAILED TO SAVE ITS CITIZENS WHICH ARE MADE TO REMOVE ALL ITS CLOTHES EVEN WOMEN WHEN THEY TRAVEL ABROAD , HAS FAILED TO SAVE LIVE OF MILLIONS WHO DIE IN DRONES AND EVEN PAKISTANIS DIE WHEN THEY LEAVE THEIR COUNTRY IN HOARDES AND GET KILLED IN WAY LIKE HUNDREDS GOT KILLED WILE FLEEING TO UAE.WHEN WILL YOU CHANGE WHEN CHINA AND INDIA WILL BECOME FRINDS DUE TO THEIR ECONOMIC DEPENDENCE OR LIKE WE LEFT YOU FOR INDIA



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