Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Meanwhile, in Afghanistan…

Perhaps someone has a good theory to explain why, if Afghanistan's intelligence chief Amrullah Saleh warned President Hamid Karzai of the weekend assassination plot against him a month an a half ago, it wasn’t prevented from occurring… You know, short of it being a case of total incompetence.

And speaking of troubles in Afghanistan, now we learn from British PM Gordon Brown the NATO mission is still “critically” short of key troops and equipment. Furthermore, a confidential Foreign and Commonwealth Office paper obtained by The Telegraph, describes a litany of problems and weaknesses in Western attempts to stabilize the country including the admission that efforts to train and support the Afghan police are going badly. Quel surprise!

Anyone care to guess what our government’s reaction to this news which flatly contradicts their version of the situation will be?