Friday, December 14, 2007

British 'success' under siege in Afghanistan

By Syed Saleem Shahzad
Asia Times

"The British have hailed their recapture this week of Musa Qala town in Afghanistan's Helmand province as a "significant success" against the Taliban. Their jubilation is premature. They failed to consolidate their previous hold on the town by not winning over the local population, and without this support any efforts to tackle poppy growing and smuggling in the strategic province will be doomed, and the Taliban will be back......"

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