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Wednesday, July 09, 2003

Posted by Jake
Afghans can see progress since fall of Taliban

In the words of Andrew Sullivan, "You won't read this in the NYT."

There are reasons for optimism, albeit cautious optimism. I accept that there have been setbacks in Iraq and Afghanistan. I can even accept that much more is going wrong than the administration is willing to admit: we are facing a guerilla war, organized or otherwise. But I refuse to make the intellectual leap so many are rushing to make that difficulty implies illegitamacy. It is this leap, rather than American casualties, which is most likely to make us fail by pulling out too early.

Life's rough. In the Middle East it is rougher, but there are signs of improvement.


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