McChrystal: Situation in Afghanistan ‘worse than expected’

The American general sent to Afghanistan to turn the war around says the situation he found was worse than expected and he doesn’t think the war can be won by simply throwing more firepower at the enemy.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal tells 60 Minutes this Sunday that civilian casualties are higher than he wanted is a key issue in whether or not the United States wins or loses the war.

On the violence, McChrystal said the situation is Iraq is worse now than when he arrived in country several months ago.

“They’re probably a little worse. I think that in some areas that the breadth of the violence, the geographic spread of violence, is a little more than I would have gathered.”

The interview with McChrystal will be broadcast Sunday at 7 p.m. EDT.