The Kensington Review

8 September 2003

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More than a few commentators last week were bothered by a statement by an alleged leader of the Taliban that it was sending 300 fighters to the Afghan-Pakistan border to fight America. The worry that such numbers were still available to the ex-regime of Kabul was more than some could stomach. Even so, about two years ago, the west was worried that their were thousands in North America and Europe awaiting orders. The announcement was really a confession that the US was winning this battle against terrorism. Click here to read more.

Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, handed in his resignation last week after just four months in the job. If proof were needed that the road map to Middle East peace is dead, this is the proverbial nail in the coffin. He was supposed to have been a moderate man with whom the Israelis could negotiate. It turns out he is a sensible man who quit a non-job. Click here for more.
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"We tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing, and what a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while actually producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization."
-- Petronius Arbiter, 210 BC

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