This report shows what I was afraid of all along with regards to the war in Afghanistan; the Afghani people simply don’t care if the Taliban is in power or not. The central government may actually be more corrupt than the Taliban.
We should have focused our attention on Taliban connections with al-Qaeda. There are more virulent forms of fundamentalist Islam all over the world–Iran for instance.
Given our current domestic budget crisis, the billions being spent on a country that doesn’t care if it has flushing toilets or not is a huge waste. Not to mention our troops are still getting killed.
This is now a war of impetus, not necessity.