Saturday, October 07, 2006


Once again the Bush administration has performed a slight of hand: they have re-purposed our (now 5 year) mission in Afghanistan. We are no longer fighting the war of terror there,we are no longer trying to capture Osama bin Laden, we are no longer try to eliminate al-Qaeda as a threat. We (and NATO) are there to fight "the War against the Taliban."
Yes, the Taliban had harbored al Qaeda--though just years before we had helped the Taliban gain power because they were fighting the Soviets (the once upon a time "Evil Empire" as Reagan descried them)--and we follow that age old foreign policy: "the enemy of my enemy is my friend."
But now the Taliban is gaining strength and threatening the President ( Harmid Karzai) and government we put into place there.

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