Monday, August 30, 2004

Remember These Guys?

Afghanistan will hold its first national elections soon. Or at least that's how the Republicans, flogging aWol's foreign policy and War on Terror accomplishments, will tell the story. Here's some more things you won't hear in NYC this week from inside the convention:

In the past year, violence has escalated across Afghanistan despite the presence of NATO forces, including 18,000 U.S. troops. Taliban insurgents, remnants of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network and others have been waging hit-and-run attacks against military and civilian targets throughout the country.

Hundreds of Afghans have been killed, and humanitarian relief workers have halted operations in many rural areas.
Didn't we "defeat" the Taliban? Weren't we going to chase the remnants of al Qaeda to "the ends of the earth?"

Can we really afford Four More Years of such success?

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