The Bush administration says it wants to build a democratic regime in Iraq. Sorta like the one they were supposed to be building in Afghanistan. Say, how’s that going, anyway?
[...] Taliban is not only determined to remain a force in this country, but is reorganizing and reviving its command structure.
There is little to stop them. The soldiers and police who were supposed to be the bedrock of a stable postwar Afghanistan have gone unpaid for months and are drifting away.