Muhammad Yunus is the founder and managing director of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006. Mr. Yunus is the author of "Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty." For more, visit: muhammadyunus.org.
Last month President Barack Obama announced the deployment of 17,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, raising the total there to 53,000, only to add an additional 4,000 training troops this past week. Questions of a possible quagmire have begun to sprout faster than opium poppies.
In an attempt to disarm his critics, Obama has defined his policy as pointed, specific, and winnable:
Mass killing! Big deal! Do not approach! "Man with a gun!" Then @ 7 PM GHW Bush told me that it didn't happen at the Civic Center but at the Broome County Health Department one block up. Then I realized that nothing at all happen...