Tuesday, May 6, 2003
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MORE ON AFGHANISTAN: When we
MORE ON AFGHANISTAN: When we last left off, Donald Rumsfeld has declared the war in Afganistan to be essentially over.
Today's news from Afghanistan:
1) U.S. special forces were fired upon by rockets in Eastern Afghanistan
2) The New York Times reports that Taliban loyalists in Quetta Pakistan are increasingly active: "The Taliban presence is so strong that even many of those who have been refugees here for 20 years seem to believe that the Taliban will return to power in Afghanistan."
3) The chief UN envoy says the deteriorating security situation is affecting statebuiolding in Afghanistan:
4) The first anti-American protest was held in Kabul since the fall of the Taliban . It only attracted 300 people, so take the news for what it's worth.
5) A prominent Afghan academic says that cronyism and nepotism are plaguing the Karzai government.posted by Dan on 05.06.03 at 02:48 PM