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Roads to democracy; Real life in Afghanistan is still troubling

May 30, 2006 | Roads to democracy; Real life in Afghanistan is still troubling için yorumlar kapalı

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

When I arrived in Kabul last week, the coalition military forces were in the midst of their worst fight with the Taliban since the regime was toppled. But the coalition forces didn’t inform the Afghani security forces in advance, and a significant number of civilians were killed during the operation. It’s a nightmare scenario for President Hamid Karzai, who is still trying to form a functioning cabinet. In addition, combat continues daily outside Kabul. Coalition forces spokesman Tom Collins said “The Taliban has regained its influence,” especially in the southern part of the country. It is exactly the area where the government has yet to establish a presence.

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