Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Not So Great Escape

"We have in effect put all our rotten eggs in one basket. And we intend to watch this basket carefully."  Col. Von Luger in The Great Escape
 Despite receiving "billions of dollars in training and equipment from the United States and other countries," Afghan security forces remain "plagued with deficiencies."  Apparently.  Over 450 Taliban fighters escaped through a 1,050-foot tunnel dug "under the walls of southern Kandahar province's main maximum-security prison."  As Kevin Drum says, "If it weren't for the fact that they're a gang of murderous 13th-century religious fanatics, you could almost admire the Taliban's latest prison break."


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