Afghanistan may be 'undoable' mission: Gingrich
12 March, 2012
WASHINGTON: Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich says he thinks US involvement in the region around Afghanistan may be risking the lives of young troops in a mission that "may not be doable".
Gingrich says the US should reassess the region and ask whether there isn't "a harder, deeper problem" that can't be solved with military force on the scale the US and its allies are willing to commit.
Gingrich said he reached his conclusion after learning that Pakistan had harboured Osama bin Laden for seven years outside a military city, and that their investigation resulted in punishing the people who assisted American intelligence, rather than those who made it possible for Osama to live undetected for so long.
Gingrich made his comments on Fox News Sunday.