Reporting from Istanbul, Turkey - The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said Thursday that security there is no longer deteriorating, a view that represents his most optimistic assessment yet. Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, meeting with reporters a day before NATO talks here, pointed to signs of stability that, though difficult to quantify, indicate that Afghans also see improvements in many areas of commerce and daily life. "I still will tell you the situation in Afghanistan is serious," he said. "I do not say now it is deteriorating." Gen. McChrystal sees progress in Afghanistan - latimes.com As you all no doubt know, I'm not normally a suporter of the President on matters of policy but if the situation in Afghanistan continues to improve as the General has suggested then his poilcy was the correct one. It goes without saying the commitment by the Military is always honored and I am glad to see the situation improving due to their hard work and dedication.