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Monday, July 14, 2003
Meanwhile, on the Other Front...

Remember the Taliban? Well, they're back and recruiting actively in parts of Afghanistan. Unlike Saddam, the links between al Qaeda and the Taliban were clear. For that matter, the links between al Qaeda and Charles Taylor of Liberia are clear. Why did we go into Iraq again?

KALAT, ZABUL, AFGHANISTAN – Toor Jan is ostensibly a farmer, but he's also a spy. Jan roams the streets and gathers information about the movements of US and Afghan forces and passes it on to Taliban guerrillas.

"I cannot fight face to face with Americans but I am helping mujahideen on the other front," says Jan, not his real name, at a meeting behind a roadside shop in a village of southern Afghanistan's Zabul province.

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