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The simple reason why we are in Afghanistan

“It’s the Taliban I’m afraid of.”

– An anonymous Afghan woman, on why she wears the burqa in public even though her family and husband don’t demand it.

(Newsweek, 25/01-10: pp.12)

Who’s your friend?

“The regime of General Pervez Musharraf – with some $12bn in US military aid – was judged a linchpin of the “war on terror”. Eight years into the war in Afghanistan and the terrifying resurgence of the Taliban on both sides of the border, one might ask, if those were our friends, who were our enemies?”

– David Gardner, journalist at the Financial Times