During his book promo tour last week, George W. Bush made an unsuccessful attempt to defer the blame for the lack of progress in Afghanistan to NATO, rather than to his own administration where that blame very rightfully belongs.
What happened in Afghanistan was that our NATO allies turned out — some of them turned out not to be willing to fight. And therefore, our assumption that we had ample troops, U.S. and NATO troops, turned out to be a not true assumption and so we adjusted. And I completely disagree with the take eye off the ball. I found that to be empty political rhetoric.