War & politics: Sept 11th, bin Laden, Middle East news, from my own perspective.
"Several thousand tribal elders held a jirga, or council, and agreed to raise a force of their own to find the wanted men. In the last two weeks, the tribes have handed over 42 of them. Tribal members, meanwhile, have bulldozed and dynamited the homes of eight men who refused to surrender."
glad we're hearing about this. Normally such inaccessible and 'minor'
efforts would only be reported in local press, never reaching something
like the NYT.
[During the anti-Soviet drive] the United States indirectly helped pay for hundreds of hard-line
religious schools that produced anti-Soviet fighters. Today, the same
schools appear to produce anti-American fighters.
Are we yet pouring more money into correct these mistakes? Or, going for the short term, painful, fix? My guess is the latter.