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Thursday, July 29, 2004

Bush War I Also A Failure

Afghanistan could implode
A British parliamentary committee has warned that Afghanistan is likely to "implode, with terrible consequences" unless more troops and resources are sent to calm the country.

The all-party Foreign Affairs Select Committee, in a report released Thursday, said warlord violence and the struggle between U.S.-led troops and insurgents continues to be a threat to security in Afghanistan.

The wide-ranging report on the war against terrorism also said raised concerns over the failure of the UK government and its allies to limit the production of opium in Afghanistan.
Medecines Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) decided to pull out of Quagmiristan yesterday. I saw several blog comments suggesting that MSF is usually the first NGO in and the last one out; when they leave things are already several levels below sucking horribly.

I'm sure that three years ago there were people in the Taliban's Afghanistan and Saddam's sanctioned Iraq who thought that things couldn't possibly get any worse. I'm afraid they misunderestimated the incredible belligerency and incompetence of George W. Bush.