Monday, June 26, 2006

Meanwhile, In A Country Far, Far Away...

Afghan Leader Losing Support:
KABUL, Afghanistan, June 25 -- Many Afghans and some foreign supporters say they are losing faith in President Hamid Karzai's government, which is besieged by an escalating insurgency and endemic corruption and is unable to protect or administer large areas of the country.

As a sense of insecurity spreads, a rift is growing between the president and some of the foreign civilian and military establishments whose money and firepower have helped rebuild and defend the country for nearly five years. While the U.S. commitment to Karzai appears solid, several European governments are expressing serious concerns about his leadership.
This is the war that actually made sense; the one against the people who actually attacked us on 9/11. We're losing it, and that's the biggest shame of all.
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