Washington, Aug.13 (ANI): While US troops involved in an intense battle against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, President Obama's Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, has compared success in Afghanistan to pornography.
Addressing a panel at the St. Regis Hotel, Holbrooke was asked about his views over how he sees victory in Afghanistan, and the continuation of drone strikes against Al-Qaeda and other outlawed outfits in the region, The Washington Independent reports.
Holbrooke replied: "The U.S. had to be 'clear about what our national interests are' ultimately, success would require taking a 'Supreme Court test', we'll know it when we see it."
Holbrooke's statement was quite similar to what Justice Potter Stewart had once said while explaining pornography.
In 1964, Justice Stewart tried to explain 'hard-core' pornography, or what is obscene, by saying: "I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced, but I know it when I see it." (ANI)