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

  • From: JulieReneB@xxxxxxx
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 23:11:30 EDT

Is there any reliable source for the # of American servicemen killed in 
Afghanistan?
Julie Krueger

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Subj:[lit-ideas] Re: RR (Fictions and Realities)
Date:6/7/2004 1:08:21 PM Central Daylight Time
From:Robert.Paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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>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
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