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Meanwhile, in Afghanistan…hundreds of Taliban and foreign fighters…

seem to have achieved their dream of martyrdom.

h/t Ace of Spades. As the Ace notes, this considerable victory against the terrorists has been–how shall I put this?– somewhat underreported. Rather like the Really Big Story which is the defeat of al Qaeda in Anbar Province, and the transformation of the Marines there from fighters to civil reconstruction workers and even investment advisers (they evaluate proposals for microprojects; the worthy ones get loans from the jarheads).

Michael LedeenMichael Ledeen is an American historian, philosopher, foreign-policy analyst, and writer. He is a former consultant to the National Security Council, the Department of State, and the Department of Defense. ...


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