Tuesday, January 01, 2002

This is interesting background on the Taliban. The Taliban took over Afghanistan by paying bribes to buy the fealty of local warlords. Their recent retreat was based on the bribing of the same warlords by the Northern Alliance. Once the Americans turn their attentions elsewhere, the Taliban, or the same people with another name, could quite easily return by simply bribing the warlords to turn their allegiance back to the Taliban.