According to a December 9, 2006 Los Angeles Times story...(portions redacted)
The conflict in [REDACTED] has entered a dangerous phase, and the next three to six months could prove crucial in determining whether the United States [REDACTED] can suppress a revitalized enemy - or will be dragged into another drawn-out and costly fight with an Islamic insurgency, according to senior military and security officials and diplomats."I think we are approaching a tipping point, perhaps early in the new year,"said a Western diplomat in the region, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the situation publicly.
Question: What region of the world are we talking about, here?
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Afghanistan, for God's sake!
I am shocked, deeply shocked, that the same highly intelligent and competent leaders that brought us Shock and Awe™ and the world transforming Crusade on Terror™ have let things slide to such a sorry state as this.
Almost enough to make you want to burn your Christian Coalition Life Membership card. Dagnabit!
Serentity now! Serenity now!