Monday, 2 July 2007

Losing Afghanistan... Redux

A few days ago, I wrote a post about how the opportunity for NATO and the world at large to do something truly useful for Afghanistan was slipping away due to a combination of mismanaged aid and development efforts and a badly conceived military campaign.

Two days after my post, the Washington Post informs us of a NATO air assault that kills over 100 villagers in Afghanistan.
"More than 100 people have been killed. But they weren't Taliban. The Taliban were far away from there," said Wali Khan, a member of parliament who represents the area. "The people are already unhappy with the government. But these kinds of killings of civilians will cause people to revolt against the government."

Why? Why? Why? The War on Terror is such a pointless, stupid, purposeless and most important to understand, counter-productive war!


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