...I'm okay with being REALITY-based.

Monday, April 12, 2004
      ( 1:25 PM )
The Other Front

Billmon reminds us, in an excellent post, that while we struggle to get information out of Iraq, we're not getting ANY news about Afghanistan beginning to unravel.

Even while Bush and his people are trying to defend the fact that they didn't do ONE THING to start trying to prevent attacks by Al Qaeda, and after he has made so many speeches claiming to have defeated Al Qaeda and sent it running, Al Quaeda is managing not only to reform in large numbers, but the Taliban itself is gaining more power again. Richard Clarke said it very clearly: the president's quest in Iraq has impeded our fight to prevent more terrorist attacks (though he said "the war on terrorism", a phrase I can't bring myself to use). And that's exactly what is happening now. With our resources about to be drained even more due to the popular uprising taking place in Iraq, Afghanistan is sure to fall into deeper trouble in the coming weeks and months.

So what now, Mr. President?

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