This constant denigration of each other by Afghan leaders is not new

“I am not sure that the air campaign will work, at least as it is going on now. Before the attacks started, the Taliban’s people were very nervous, and their support in the population was very low. Everyone was afraid. But once the bombing started, people began to say, ‘Well, it’s not so bad. We have known worse. We can stand it.’ This is something I have often seen in battle. The soldier runs away, terrified of something behind him

Posted October 30, 2001

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