Holbrooke on Afghanistan


In an informal session with reporters following the Obama announcement on Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke, special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, offers a candid look at the need for "a complete rethink" on anti-drug efforts there and the widespread problem of corruption.

 "We view it as a cancer eating away at the country and it has to be dealt with," he said.



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