News Condi: Afghanistan May “Come Back to Haunt Us”
Oh, Condi, don’t get crazy now. Everybody knows things are swimmingly over there.
And to Pakistani leader Musharraf’s claim on Tuesday at an international meeting that the Taliban have become more powerful and more dangerous than Al Qaeda in southern Afghanistan (Musharraf called it “Talibanization”), Kabul responded today, accusing Pakistan of not doing enough to put down Pakistani forces that aid and abet the Taliban.
Musharraf’s words in this morning’s report in the Scotsman.
“The centre of gravity of terrorism has shifted from al Qaeda to the Taliban,” he said. “This is a new element, a more dangerous element, because it (the Taliban) has its roots in the people. Al Qaeda didn’t have roots in the people.”
The Taliban have regrouped since their overthrow and are now more powerful and active than any time since the war. Afghanistan is going through its bloodiest phase since 2001.”