February 22, 2005
All Finished Up?

Those in the peanut gallery who railed against the current administration for hitting Iraq before making sure Afghanistan was wrapped up should find this heartening:

The Taliban, who once embodied the ideal of Islamofascism in their brutal tyranny over the Afghan people, have all but stopped their terrorist war against the Hamid Karzai democracy. In fact, thanks to a high-ranking and popular defector from the previous regime, the Taliban remnants have surrendered in order to join an amnesty program that promises to end the civil war and secure the Afghani democracy:

The article linked is from the Telegraph. The Washington Post is nowhere near as optimistic:

A second Western official noted that the four senior Taliban leaders who agreed to the deal were moderates who after the Taliban's defeat formed a new political party called Servants of God and had been petitioning the government for recognition ever since.

Of course, only a MSM reporter quoting an anonymous source would have the jutzpah to call a party named "Servants of God" formed by ex-Taliban members "moderate".

Hmm? The first article whirls to the right nearly as fast as the second does to the left you say? Hey, at least we don't try to hide our agenda. It also helps that being "right" is a statement of fact as much as it is a direction.

Posted by scott at February 22, 2005 09:23 AM

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Dude, what's with all the apologies? You don't have to apologize for saying "2 + 2 = 4" just because some idiots who think "2 + 2 = 3" pretend they can't tell the difference between you and some other idiots who believe "2 + 2 = 5."

Posted by: Tatterdemalian on February 24, 2005 02:21 PM
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