Back in the war we "won"...
... the Taliban is slowly re-conquering Afghanistan:
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- "If we die, we are martyrs - if we live, we are victors," say the Taliban in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province. They have taken control of the area in less than two weeks. For, with ever accelerating speed, the Taliban are reconquering south-west Afghanistan from the government, American and NATO forces sent to fight them.
Hamid, another villager from Panjwai, says that the Taliban in his district have little money but they have mobile phones. "They are all Afghans. I haven't seen a single outsider among them. But they talk to Pakistan two, three times a day on the phone." Hamid says that the goal of the Taliban is to re-establish their government. "They trust us and tell us a lot of things. They say that once they take Kandahar, they will continue onwards to Kabul till they take all of Afghanistan," he says.
Whee! But remember - Bush says we can't abandon Iraq 'cause it'll turn into a terrorist training camp.
Like Afghanistan. When the Taliban controlled it. Like they're accomplishing now.
Great job there, George.