Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Why Choose One Thug Over Another?

Memo to Harper, memo to Dion, memo to Hillier - we're stuck in a civil war between two decidedly and thoroughly nasty groups - one called the Taliban, the other we like to call the democratically-elected government of Afghanistan, aka "the warlords." At the moment, and for as long as we do their fighting for them, the warlords are content to let us play soldier in their land. But we may find that there's a price for backing one bunch of thugs simply because they were opposed to another.

Scott Taylor, in an op-ed piece entitled, "Afghans long on memory and short on forgiveness," illustrates NATO's wilful blindness:

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