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Their drill may be out of step, but Afghan army is ready for the fight

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Sunday Telegraph, 11 March 2012
A nice piece of uncommented inteqal propaganda, just read this: ‘[T]he aim is to get the [ANA] recruits to a level where they are “Afghan good enough”. It is a phrase that rings around the ISAF headquarters and represents a more qualified understanding of what is achievable.’ More quotes to follow, like: ‘We’ve got two years to get them ready and failure is not an option’; ‘This is like the British Army 50 years ago but for a lot of these young lads this is the lap of luxury — so morale is pretty high’ and ‘In the general’s words: “We are building the ANSF and Rome wasn’t built in a day.”’