January 30, 2008

Keepin' us safer

Six years after the invasion of Afghanistan, the Taliban is on the rise.

  • Despite the presence of more than 50,000 U.S. and NATO troops throughout Afghanistan, the Taliban has taken back control of vast rural areas during the past year and now has a foothold just outside Kabul. Kabul has become a scarier, less active place for Westerners and Afghans.

  • Insurgency-wracked Afghanistan will become a failed state if urgent steps are not taken to tackle a deteriorating security situation and lackluster reconstruction and governance efforts, experts warned in separate reports Wednesday.

    In other words, Bush lied in the SOTU. Gee.