Thursday, January 31, 2008

"The independent study finds that the Taliban, which two years ago was largely viewed as a defeated movement, has been able to infiltrate and control sizable parts of southern and southeastern Afghanistan, leading to widespread disillusionment among Afghans with the mission." (An Afghan I met in Amsterdam asked me why the world does not admit that the relatively best government in Afghanistan's history has been the communist, especially if you measure by the standard of women's rights.)