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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Losing the war with the real enemy!

The Bush/Cheney administration always had their eyes on the oil rich Iraq and never really wanted to be bothered with the real enemy in Afghanistan, al-Qaeda and the Taliban. They pulled resources out of Afghanistan to invade and occupy Iraq and never looked back. The result:
Resurgent Taliban closing in on Kabul: report
LONDON (Reuters) - The conflict in Afghanistan has reached "crisis proportions," with the resurgent Taliban present in more than half the country and closing in on Kabul, a report said on Wednesday.

If NATO, the lead force operating in Afghanistan, is to have any impact against the insurgency, troop numbers will have to be doubled to at least 80,000, the report said.

"The Taliban has shown itself to be a truly resurgent force," the Senlis Council, an independent think-tank with a permanent presence in Afghanistan, wrote in a study entitled "Stumbling into Chaos: Afghanistan on the brink."

"Its ability to establish a presence throughout the country is now proven beyond doubt," it said. "The insurgency now controls vast swaths of unchallenged territory including rural areas, some district centers, and important road arteries."

Senlis said its research had established that the Taliban, driven out of Afghanistan by the U.S. invasion in late 2001, had rebuilt a permanent presence in 54 percent of the country and was finding it easy to recruit new followers.

It was also increasingly using Iraq-style tactics, such as roadside and suicide bombs, to powerful effect, and had built a stable network of financial support, funding its operations with the proceeds from Afghanistan's booming opium trade.

"It is a sad indictment of the current state of Afghanistan that the question now appears to be not if the Taliban will return to Kabul, but when," the report said.
Bush and Cheney should be impeached for this alone.

Of course look at the bright side - after we invade and occupy Iran and Pakistan we'll have them surrounded.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:24 PM

    Yes, there are many good reason to impeach. But Pelosi is in the way. Yet, there is an effort underway to remove her as Speaker, to make way for impeachent. ( Details )


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