Nightly News | February 27, 2012
>>> for perspective on all this, we want to turn to our military analyst, medal of honor recipient, retired army colonel jack jacobs . is it time to ask tougher questions about the mission, like what we are doing there still?
>> the mission started out to carve a 21st century country out of afghanistan that was ruled from kabul. that is not going to happen. it never has been like that. it's never been a possibility. it certainly isn't now. i think further more that the commanders down the change of command have undoubtedly been asked by the secretary defense, by the president of the united states to come up with alternative plans for evacuating the place sooner. we heard originally they were going to come out in 2014 . there were rumblings now 2013 . wait for the new congress to come together and demand perhaps we come out sooner than that.
>> especially at this rate of violence over there. jack jacobs , thank you, as always.