What Are We Fighting For? Captured Taliban Released Into Battlefield

December 1, 2010


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2 Responses to “What Are We Fighting For? Captured Taliban Released Into Battlefield”

  1. Old Man Dotes on December 1st, 2010 1:58 pm

    The solution is to incarcerate the Taliban in Russian prisons located in Northeeastern Europe (the area frequently called “Siberia.”).

    Or airdrop them on Tehran, sans parachutes. Wrapped in pig skins, ideally.

  2. WikiLeaks writing on the wall for Karzai | Full Comment | National Post on December 1st, 2010 3:15 pm

    [...] Writers at Chattahbox ask: What are we fighting for? “Karzai is releasing Taliban fighters captured by U.S. and NATO forces, as quickly as they are jailed. And returning them back into the battlefield to kill American soldiers. Either Taliban militants secure their release with a payoff, or make use of family and tribal connections. Meanwhile, our forces are in a bloody battle to fight against the Taliban insurgency. So, you may be wondering – What are we fighting for? … The United States has now been fighting in Afghanistan longer than the former Soviet Union. And 1,411 American lives have been lost, with 2009 and 2010 being the deadliest years yet. The ‘transition’ plan to hand over security to the Afghan National Army can’t come fast enough.” [...]

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