Monday, January 18, 2010

Taliban assault on Kabul

A frequently leveled barb at Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai was that he was, in fact, no more than the mayor of Kabul.  Well, maybe not even that.

Here are reports this morning from the Washington Post and from Dexter Filkins of the NYT.

Obviously, if security can't be ensured even in Kabul, the capital city, then the situation is truly out of hand.  Perhaps the US military command will opt to send a larger proportion of the US troop surge to Kabul - which means (1) fewer troops for efforts elsewhere, and/or (2) pressure on Obama from the usual suspects (McCain and his Mini-Me's Joe Lieberman and Lindsay Graham) to send in even more US forces in . . . even while Iraq become more unsettled, with US troops departing.

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