Afghanistan

Petraeus Not 'Sure' of 2014 Victory

General David Petraeus told ABC News on Sunday that he wasn’t sure whether the U.S. would succeed in Afghanistan by 2014. Candidness is admirable in a political figure, right? “I think no commander ever is going to come out and say, ‘I'm confident that we can do this,’” he said. “I think that you say that you assess that this is—you believe this is, you know, a reasonable prospect and knowing how important it is—that we have to do everything we can to increase the chances of that prospect. But again, I don't think there are any sure things in this kind of endeavor. And I wouldn't be honest with you and with the viewers if I didn't convey that.”