The war in Afghanistan may emerge as the defining issue of the Obama presidency. Even though President Barack Obama has ordered 21,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, American military commanders are now saying that may not be enough to fight effectively against the Taliban.
With public support of the war in Afghanistan decreasing as the conflict intensifies, more than half of Americans in a poll by the Washington Post and ABC News now say it’s not worth fighting.
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Eric Bjornlund, the co-founder of Democracy International, recently returned from monitoring the vote in Afghanistan. He joins Martin Savidge to discuss reports of fraud, the potential for a runoff and the status of women in Afghanistan.