Got a governance problem? The Taliban is getting pretty effective at it. They’ve set up functional courts in some locations, assess and collect taxes, and even allow people to file formal complaints against local Talib leaders. Part of the Taliban plan to win over the people in Swat was to help the poor or displaced own land. Their utter brutality has not waned, nor has their disregard for human life. But with each such transaction, they chip away at the legitimacy of the Afghan government, saying in effect: “We can give you the stability the government cannot.”Would be normal radical left wing propoganda, were it not coming from Adm Mullen.
[ citing from Mullen’s Inadvertent Afghanistan Admission ]
Or is that the problem here, with so many RED in the Socialist WarStuff the whole idea of a Joint Force is just more Hippie Dippie Dope Smoking!