March 2, 2007

THE VEEP MADE THEM AN OFFER THEY COULDN'T REFUSE, EH?:

Pressed by U.S., Pakistan Seizes a Taliban Chief (CARLOTTA GALL, 3/02/07, NY Times)

The former Taliban defense minister was arrested in Pakistan on Monday, the day of Vice President Dick Cheney's visit, two government officials said Thursday. He is the most important Taliban member to be captured since the American-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.

The man, Mullah Obaidullah, was a senior leader of the Afghan insurgency, which has battled American and NATO forces with increasing intensity over the last year.

He is one of the inner core around Mullah Muhammad Omar, the Taliban leader.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 2, 2007 7:58 AM
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