The fugitive Taliban leader Mullah Omar is reported to have approved a new deputy military commander for southern Afghanistan.
A Taliban official says the leader has ordered the commander to intensify guerrilla attacks on international and government forces.
The announcement follows stepped-up activity by suspected Taliban guerrillas in southern Afghanistan which saw nine soldiers of the 11,500-strong U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan wounded in several attacks last weekend."
It's not that Iraq doesn't deserve all the outrage and attention it's getting, but it is sad to see that Afghanistan is getting about as much attention as Evelyn Hernandez. Meanwhile, the Taliban seems to be regrouping and re-establishing itself, particularly in the areas of Afghanistan near Pakistan. Remember Pakistan? There's a fair bit of support for the Taliban there. And they do have nuclear weapons. Maybe we ought to be paying just a bit more attention to this situation.