Taliban and al Qaeda fadingin Afghanistan

LA Times:

"Afghan President Hamid Karzai declared Thursday that the Taliban and Al Qaeda are no longer effectively operating in the country, despite a series of recent attacks, including one on Wednesday that killed five aid workers."

One of the interesting aspects of the war in Afghanistan is how weak the Taliban and al Qaeda attacks have been. There is no comparison to the tempo of attacks against the Soviet occupatation. In fact the Taliban and al Qaeda attacks in Afghanistan have been less intese that Arafats attacks against Israel during the same time period. The US accomplishment in Afghanistan is nothing less than extroidinary. While the country is far from being under Karzai's control, it is also far from being at war with his control.

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