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Afghanistan: Taliban Numbers Aren’t Declining

Anonymous908 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 6:03 PM
Its no surprise hearing about the problems in Afganistan. We shouldn't keep doing the same thing expecting a different result. It is already the longest war in US history. I have no doubt we do plenty of good there. The problem is that victory (or an end to the war) was never defined. The "War on Terror" is such that it sets the stage for perpetual war and conflict. There is no end as long as the enemy is not defined and the definition of victory is not defined. Remaining bogged down in a military occupation is not the way to go.
BudWiser Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 6:07 PM
Democrats can't even use the ter "War on Terror" anymore, lest we offend one of Obamas backers

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...