US report says Afghanistan conflict rapidly worsening

The situation in Afghanistan is liable to get worse in 2009, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff has warned, amid reports of a bleak draft US intelligence assessment that details a slide into corruption, drugs and insurgent violence.

"The trends across the board are not going in the right direction," Admiral Michael Mullen told reporters at a breakfast in Washington.

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Translation: We are getting our butts kicked in Afghanistan.

The last military commander to conquer and hold Afghanistan was Alexander the Great, and he only held onto it for three years before he died.

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