Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Taliban Fighters Seize South Afghan Area

Days of fierce fighting with NATO and Afghan forces left Taliban militants in control of one southern Afghan district and battling to take over another Tuesday, officials said.
Taliban fighters seized Miya Nishin district in Kandahar province late Monday, provincial police chief Esmatullah Alizai said. Authorities were planning to retake the remote area.

In neighboring Uruzgan province's Chora district — home to more than 100,000 people — fighting continued between NATO and Afghan forces and militants who attacked police posts in the province's main town on Saturday. Some officials reported dozens of civilian casualties.
This is the result of the Bush Administration deciding that a war with Iraq was more important than actually destroying the group that was responsible for 9/11.

How this fact can be lost in the media discussions is unfathomable. The people of Afghanistan put their faith in the United States to liberate them and make their lives better. The one problem for the Afghan people was that they were not awash in oil reserves.

We are now losing two wars and draining our treasury with no end in sight. The effects of the Bush Administration will be felt around the world for the next decade and may forever tarnish the good name of the United States.

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