May 30, 2002
They're baaaaack

So says Charles Dodgson about the Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan. Yahoo! tells us of an "Afghan warlord with links to Iran and Pakistan's powerful spy agency" who's calling for (wait for it) a "holy war" against the US. That's a nice, cheery thought, isn't it?

Let's be clear about something. If Afghanistan falls back into lawlessness and becomes once again a haven for Islamofascist thugs bent on our destruction, then all of the praise and good will that President Bush has received since the initial military intervention there is hereby cancelled. This will be a monumental failure if it happens, and this time there will be no one to blame but the man in charge.

I see a lot of vehicles with bumper stickers on them that say "This time FINISH THE JOB". If we haven't, and if more Americans die because we haven't, I for one will want to know why.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 30, 2002 to Around the world