Thursday, September 07, 2006

TPM Points Out The Problem In Afghanistan

Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall September 7, 2006 03:19 PM:
Asia Times: 'With a truce between the Pakistani Taliban and Islamabad now in place, the Pakistani government is in effect reverting to its pre-September 11, 2001, position in which it closed its eyes to militant groups allied with al-Qaeda and clearly sided with the Taliban in Afghanistan. While the truce has generated much attention, a more significant development is an underhand deal between pro-al-Qaeda elements and Pakistan in which key al-Qaeda figures will either not be arrested or those already in custody will be set free.'

Fighting them in Iraq because we're afraid to fight them in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Basically, we're losing this war because we "moved on" too soon. Now our "friends" are stabbing us in the back and returning to old behaviors. They figure we're too distracted with the quagmire in Iraq to do much about it. They may be right.

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