[lit-ideas] Re: RR (Fictions and Realities)

  • From: Robert.Paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Robert Paul)
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: 07 Jun 2004 11:08:00 PDT

>Anyone notice that mullah Omar was never captured in Afghanistan? The USA
left him alone. They may well bring him back to power (that is, re-install
the Taliban) again. That'll be in chapter 3.<

The Taliban is already back in power for all intents and purposes (along with
various tribal 'warlords'). It's no longer safe for Westerners to travel in
Afghanistan outside Kabul--certainly the Coalition has no control of the
countryside. Andreas is right: the next few months will see an accomodation with
the former Taliban; women's freedom will be once again disappear; and our short
attention span will allow us to leave Afghanistan with nothing having been
accomplished beyond a lot of huffing and puffing.

Robert Paul
Reed College
To change your Lit-Ideas settings (subscribe/unsub, vacation on/off,
digest on/off), visit www.andreas.com/faq-lit-ideas.html

Other related posts: