Monday, December 08, 2003
*** War on Terror
Must-read Newsweek article about how Bin Laden recently informed the Taliban that he's pulling Al Queda resources from Afghanistan for use in Iraq. This article is noteworthy for a number of reasons in addition to this headline. For example:
- The Taliban are openly speaking to the media, and openly operating in Pakistan. This highlights what a hollow victory we achieved when the Northern Alliance toppled Kabul.
- The article states that Bin Laden is reducing payment to the Taliban from $3 million to $1.5 million per month. Apparently Al Queda's funding has been affected by the US crackdown, which is at least some good news.
- This is also good news for for the people of Afghanistan. According to the article, Mullah Omar is pissed.