A massive suicide bomb ripped through crowd in Qandahar on Sunday, killing over 80 and wounding a similar number. The Afghan newspaper Rah-i Sulh took a dim view of the public’s activities at that site, which included dog racing. It observed that people who went to get a thrill from seeing dogs mangled unexpectedly saw a true and all too human tragedy.
People often say that Iraq was a diversion and that the US should have done the job in Afghanistan better and quickly. As time goes on, you have to begin to question whether Pushtuns in the country’s south are ever going to put up with a foreign military occupation of their territory.