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April 08, 2004

And Back in Kabul

Much ignored has been the continual warfare breaking out in Afghanistan, the country neglected when Bush decided war with Iraq was the "real" solution to terrorism:

The militia forces loyal to the warlord, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, are fighting forces loyal to Gen. Hashim Habibi, who recently refused orders from General Dostum and declared his allegiance to the local governor and the central government in Kabul...

Taliban and other anti-American militants are continuing an insurgency in southern and eastern Afghanistan, and intermittent factional fighting in the north and west has repeatedly upset the government's efforts.

It seems odd that we are killing Shiites in Iraq-- who we had no conflict with before we invaded Iraq-- while we are leaving the Taliban to local Afghanistan militias to deal with.

Somehow one guesses that our decisions to deploy troops really has NOTHING to do with terrorism, Bin Laden, or any of the other lies Bush has made to sell his dirty wars.

Posted by Nathan at April 8, 2004 07:41 AM