Afghanistan: A Lost Cause?
This fall's second to last Intelligence Squared debate took place last night at the Skirball Center. Speakers debated the motion that "Afghanistan is a lost cause." Prior to the debate, the audience was polled on their opinions of the motion. The results showed 46 percent of the audience voted in favor of it, 23 percent voted against and 31 percent was undecided. Speakers took a strong voice against corruption and ineffectiveness of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's administration.