From der Spiegel: New NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen traveled to Kabul on Wednesday and assured Afghanistan that the Western military alliance would stay put “for as long at it takes to finish our job.”

“Priority” was a word mentioned in almost every sentence during the Kabul visit. They stood side by side in the presidential palace, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the brand new NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, and showered each other with warm words. Rasmussen assured his host that Afghanistan will be his “highest priority.” (photo: AFP)