Afghan and American officials are increasingly worried that any deepening of ties between Russia and Taliban militants fighting to topple the government in Kabul could complicate an already precarious security situation.
The Russians claim that they are really just trying to promote peace.
Seriously, how Vladimir Putin's underlings do that with a straight face is beyond me. Comedy gold, it is.
I realize this campaign in Afghanistan ceased being the Left's "good war" a long time ago, but will their newly discovered hostility to Russia extend to this effort to thwart us (which kills American troops, recall)?
It will be interesting to see how the Democrats' Vlad Scare works out.