Who else won’t miss them?
Occaisionally, it’s beneficial to add a feel-good story to the usual blog repertoire. And this one certainly fit’s the bill.
THE NATO coalition assault on Taliban insurgency chiefs has led to low-level fighters taking on the US and Afghanistan is now at a watershed as the war enters its 10th year today.
The best Taliban commanders are dead or captured. Their men are harried and subject to constant attack and betrayal. They are under-equipped, overwhelmed and demoralised. In a word, the Taliban are losing.
In Britain and the US there may be doubt and confusion over the future of the Afghan war, but in southern Afghanistan the description of the Taliban insurgency by senior figures at the forefront of the fighting is bold and unequivocal.
The troop surge is working, they say. The Taliban is at breaking point and an Iraq-style watershed, when momentum is shifting in a favour of the NATO coalition, may be nigh. It amounts to a ray of hope for NATO aims as the war begins its 10th year today.
It’s not really all that surprising, though. The surge worked in Iraq and that nation is well on the way to freedom and prosperity, and it looks like it’s working in Afghanistan.
Good and good riddance.