afghan prez survives assassination attempt
A reservation about attacking Iraq I didn't express the other day is my concerns over the situation in Afghanisatan. But those concerns are renewed today with the apparent narrow escape of Afghan President Hamid Karzai from an assassination attempt.
American Special Forces seem to have been involved in the exchange of fire with the uniformed would-be assassin, who was killed. American soldiers are guarding Karzai because his own military seems to not be up to the task. Meanwhile, a number of warlords are openly defying the Kabul government.
hopes plans for regime change are thunderously silent on the question of, "what next?" The Afghanistan precedent doesn't inspire a lot of confidence that anyone's even thought that fatr ahead.