An incomplete post got away from me a little bit ago. I pulled it from the blog but it may appear in some RSS etc. feeds. It's now finished but isn't quite "right," so it's tucked away for revision. Nevertheless, the posts on which it is based rate mention. Must-reads, if you ask me.
Tam dissects our domestic bed-wetting in the wake of the Afghan killings. Because a staff sergeant snapped, our longstanding wise and productive diplomacy in Afghhanistan is imperiled.
Roberta adds essential background. Brutally condensed, it suggests that the Great Western Powers have done bully work in restoring the spirit of the Dark Ages west of the Khyber Pass.