Taliban Kamikazes Kill 26
A motorscooter suicide bomber in Spin Baldak and a car bomber in Qandahar killed 26 persons and wounded dozens in twin attacks on Monday in Afghanistan.
Analysts suggested that the Taliban were learning lessons from the guerrilla movement in Iraq. Despite killing many civilians, the attacks targeted Afghan military officers supporting the regime of Hamid Karzai.
That would be all we needed, for Afghanistan to spiral into an Iraq. (That the Bush administration has set up a situation in which Iraq is worse off than Afghanistan with regard to security is just breathtaking.)