From the Department of Forgetting Afghanistan:
Eleven more "liberated": "A US military spokesman said the incident happened when a bomb dropped by coalition aircraft landed in a house on the outskirts of Shkin near the Pakistan border".
Health profile one of the worst in the world, "Afghanistan ranks as the fourth-worst country in the world in terms of under-five mortality, with one in four children not surviving beyond their fifth birthdays." Dealing with warlords put off until 2009; International peace-keeping force remains confined to Kabul; Disarmament plan for warlords funded by Japan, Canada and Britain - where's my country? Oh, supporting the warlords - fantastic - and "The United States and its anti-terrorism allies in the United Nations have so far given the calls [for peace-keeping missions outside Kabul] a cold shoulder"; Sana Hamid comments on recruiting for the current three-ring insurgency revival, "We do not need military training, as even an eight and 10-year old boy knows how to use a Kalashnikov".
But "Muslim anger will diminish after an allied victory in Iraq for reasons similar to those in 2001". For further reading see lincolnplawg.
your turing test:
Oil for Nothing:US Holds On Humanitarian SuppliesIraq: 1997-2001
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