Ridge by ridge and valley by valley, the religious zealots who harbored Osama bin Laden before 9/11 — and who suffered devastating losses in the U.S. invasion that began five years ago next week—are surging back into the country's center. In the countryside over the past year Taliban guerrillas have filled a power vacuum that had been created by the relatively light NATO and U.S. military footprint of some 40,000 soldiers, and by the weakness of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's administration.Clinton gets the "Wag the Dog" treatment when he actually tried to kill bin Laden. BushCo. gets a pass for letting him stay loose in and around territory that was supposed to have been the "central front in the War on Terror.
It's no wonder the Big Dog was pissed off.
The rest of us should be, too.