Charles Dodgson excerpts a recent NPR program on the situation in Kandahar. Our good friends in Afghanistan, the provincial warlords, are making sure that we don’t run out of Taliban to fight with:
It is absolutely clear in Kandahar that these so-called US allies are in fact allowing the extremist elements back in from Pakistan. It’s like a man flying two kites. They’re flying the American kite and the extremist kite at the same time. And they are just tweaking the strings enough of each side to keep them both in the air.