Saturday, January 24, 2009

On the Taliban Insurgency in Afghanistan

In the Wall Street Journal, from the words of the commandant of the Marine Corps:
U.S. commanders there say the Taliban run shadow governments and drug revenue allows them to replenish supplies. "When you've got those two elements you've got the potential for a long-term insurgency," Gen. Conway said.
Marines (maybe 20,000) will be moved from Iraq to Afghanistan, and plans are being made for major Army troop withdrawals as well. You can guess where a lot of them are going. Into the belly of another beast.

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