Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The Other War

In Afghanistan, coalition military fatalities are now at 144 for the year 2006.

This surpasses last year's record high mark of 130.

Afghanistan was the place a vast majority of Americans - conservative, moderate and liberal - were comitted to changing. Not only to removing Al Qaeda and the Taliban militarily but committing to aid, restructuring and rebuilding programs that would undercut Al Qaeda's rhetoric and show that the West was truly compassionate and caring when it came to not only Muslims but the world's poor.

The Bush administration is failing miserably and creating greater dangers for the people of Afghanistan and the world at large. But silly me ... maybe the Bushies and their financial benefactors need such dangers both politically and monetarily.


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