Here goes Pakistan again, Taliban CHapter II.
LAHORE, PAKISTAN: A year and half after American Special Forces swept away the Taliban government of Afghanistan, the group is alive and well – and spreading their ideology to new horizons – in neighboring Pakistan. The apparent survival of the Taliban – most of their senior leaders now live in Pakistan – and the persistence of their ideology point to the monumental failure of the American war on terror. The group’s re-emergence as a political force also bodes ill for civil liberties in Pakistan – a key US ally – and for the prospects for democratization in other Islamic countries. YaleGlobal