Former CIA station chief in Islamabad, Pakistan, Bob Grenier, said: ” ‘I don’t think anybody can reasonably argue that the level of military and intelligence resources and reconstruction resources that were devoted to Iraq did not diminish our ability to seal the deal in Afghanistan, in Pakistan.’ Grenier did not think it was so much an issue of resources but rather a lack of what he called command attention. He said, ‘As far as Washington was concerned, it [Afghanistan] was very much a side show. All of the real effort and thought was being put into Iraq.’ ”

 – Pam Benson, “9 years in Afghanistan: Experts see Worldwide War with no End in Sight,” CNN, Oct. 7, 2010