So much for the success story in Afghanistan. It’s been getting very little press, but as of a year or so ago there have been reports that the Taliban were back in Afghanistan, fighting against coalition forces there. Today’s story in the UK Telegraph tells the tale. Looks like we better get some more ammo over there, and fast. The fighting is picking up, and British casualties have been mounting.
There has also been an escalation in violence. Today a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded marketplace, killing 17 people and injuring 47 others.
Why can’t anyone ever seem to do right by the Afghan people? Our Iraq distraction is shameful. We could’ve fulfilled the mission to destroy the Taliban, capture Bin Laden, and provide real assistance for these people were it not for Bush’s fantasies of “spreading democracy.”