September 13, 2005
WHERE THE WAR ENDS:
Karzai urges terror fight rethink (Andrew North, 9/13/05, BBC News)
Afghan President Hamid Karzai says the US and other international forces need to reconsider their approach to bringing peace to Afghanistan.
Violence largely blamed on the Taleban has claimed at least 1,000 lives this year - the worst toll since 2001.
He said there had to be a focus on "the sources of terrorism" where extremists get their training and inspiration.
Many Afghans will interpret that as meaning neighbouring Pakistan, from where militants often launch attacks.
We've heard over and over from Europeans and our own Left that they'd support military action against al Qaeda itself, if not against Saddam, so it should be easy enough to put together a significant multinational operation in western Pakistan that will have near universal support, right?. Posted by Orrin Judd at September 13, 2005 7:43 AM