Sunday, November 20, 2005

Less Good News

     Did someone say we've won in Afghanistan?  Here are some (perhaps surprising) facts from Afghanistan as gleaned from the Brookings Institute's Afghanistan Index.  This document changes regularly, and I am relying the current version as of today.

  • Deaths from Militant Related Violence
  • Non-Afghan Troops in Afghanistan
     TotalUS only
    Sept 200212,5007,800
    Sept 200314,8009,800
    Sept 200426,00018,000
    Sept 200532,40020,000
  • People in Need of Food Aid

     Their GDP is growing, but I bet the opium multiplier effect has a lot to do with it.  The government took their eyes off the ball. 

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