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Afghanistan: Taliban Numbers Aren’t Declining

Anonymous908 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 4:08 PM
- He ran as a republican because the 2 party system controls the path to the White House. It is specifically designed to keep out 3rd parties. Reagan once said "the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism." - Libertarianism is the fastest growing political identification (due to the backlash from Obama, and the success of Ron Paul) - You say he barely made a blip. I point out the he came in second to Romney. Thats right, even with the media black out (which there was one for a while) of Ron Paul, he did metter than Newt, Santorum, Bachman, Cain. What does that tell you?

Despite earlier reports this year that insurgent attacks in Afghanistan were on the decline, new information suggests that the ISAF, a U.S.-led coalition, has misrepresented data regarding the current Taliban conflict. Figures suggested that attacks from 2011 to 2012 had seen reductions of 7%, but the numbers were later corrected to 0%:

“The 7 percent figure had been included in a report posted on the coalition's website in late January as part of its monthly update on trends in security and violence. It was removed from the website recently without explanation.

“[C]oalition officials said they were correcting the...