Monday, November 05, 2007

Wiping Out the Taliban

Some good news from the Afghanistan Front, in contrast to what you might have heard. From Defence Talk:

Afghan National Army soldiers assisted by coalition advisors have completely wiped out Taliban insurgents in a key southern province, a coalition commander said today.

"My assessment of the threat in this province is that the insurgency has suffered a total defeat this summer due to the combined efforts of the ANA and coalition forces," Army Lt. Col. Karl Slaughenhaupt told online journalists and "bloggers" during a conference call from the tiny Afghan town of Qalat.

More proof that the tide has turned against Al Qaeda and its proxies in the Middle East. Amazingly, just last week we heard that the struggle in Afghanistan was "lost". Where have I heard that before?