This guy sounds like Bush or a neocon. The fact is that the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars are recruiting tools for the Jihadists. In addition, our involvement in Afghanistan is de-stabilizing Pakistan.
The new head of the army warned of the "terrifying prospect" of defeat for international forces in Afghanistan and supported calls for more troops, in a newspaper interview Sunday.- Discuss whether we should continue to fight in Afghanistan
General David Richards told the Sunday Telegraph the risks to the West would be "enormous" if NATO failed to stabilise the violence-torn country.
He said defeat for the international coalition would have an "intoxicating effect" on Islamic militants everywhere.
"If Al-Qaeda and the Taliban believe they have defeated us -- what next? Would they stop at Afghanistan?" he said.
"Pakistan is clearly a tempting target not least because of the fact that it is a nuclear-weaponed state, and that is a terrifying prospect.
"Even if only a few of those weapons fell into their hands, believe me they would use them.
"The recent airlines plot has reminded us that there are people out there who would happily blow all of us up."