Monday, August 10, 2009
Bad dream, getting worseGreat. We went to war in Afghanistan way back in 2001 to strike Al Qa'ida. We've been there for years fighting the Pushtun guerrilla groups we call the "Taliban", whether or not they're related in any meaningful way to the Taliban government we ousted in 2001, much less to Al Qa'ida.
Now we're making it the new front in the War on Drugs? U.S. to Hunt Down Afghan Drug Lords Tied to Taliban by James Risen New York Times 08/09/09.
The mission creep continues ...
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That we who lived by honest dreams
Defend the bad against the worse."
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