After losing 3,500 soldiers in Afghanistan, US Commander fears losing war is unacceptable
KABUL - *Commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan General John Nicholson on Saturday said the fight against terror was the most important fight in the world and losing it would be unacceptable. *
Nicholson made the remarks at a ceremony in Kabul where he praised foreign soldiers wounded in action.
He said losing the fight against terror would be unacceptable and unimaginable.
According to Nicholson, the fight against terror was important for Afghanistan and for the future of humanity.
“This fight against terror is the most important fight in the world. The costs of failure are unimaginable. We must win, we must be successful. Not only for the future of this country, but indeed for all of humanity’s sake,” Nicholson said.
Nicholson also touched on the Afghan government’s peace offer to the Taliban and said he welcomes the offer.
“Just earlier this year, we achieved a significant milestone that both sides have put peace offers on the table. The Afghan government and the Taliban. We have never achieved this point in the war before,” he added.
Saturday’s ceremony was held in honor of foreign soldiers who have been wounded in the Afghan war.
In the past 17 years, over 3,500 foreign soldiers have lost their lives and hundreds more have been wounded in Afghanistan.