Thursday, May 24, 2007

Sprung Offensive

Spring is when Taliban and al Qaeda emerge from their warm caves and come out to kill.

I was skeptical that the Taliban would manage a spring offensive this year after we killed thousands the last round in 2006, spent the winter on offensive going after their lairs and building border outposts to interdict crossings from Afghanistan, and launched our own spring offensive. (next year in kabul)

But I did not rule out that the Taliban might somehow get one in gear.

Still nothing to write home about (tip to Instapundit):

The Taliban's much-vaunted spring offensive has stalled apparently due to lack of organisation after dozens of middle-ranking commanders were killed by British
troops in the past year, according to military sources.

Good job by the Brits, but their analysis of the cause of the Taliban failure is rather a bit focused if you ask me...