Let’s Play Fill in the Blank

From Scout:

Earlier Holden posted on Afghanistan’s inclusion in the Failed States Index. The NYT has an article today on the Taliban’s growing insurgency in Southern Afghanistan which included this paragraph….

The Bush administration is alarmed, according to a Western intelligence official close to the administration. He said that while senior members of the administration consider the situation in Iraq to be not as bad as portrayed in the press, in Afghanistan the situation is worse than it has been generally portrayed

Fill in the Blank: If the Bush administration is alarmed then we should be_________________.