Military blogger Bill Roggio, who has been on top of a story that the U.S. media shows little interest in and the White House wants to wish away, reports that the radical Islamic group, which was all but decimated after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks, is taking territory in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province at a dizzying rate.After fighting the Pakistani military to a standstill in
The mountainous region abuts the Afghan border and is believed to be where Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda cadre are hiding out with Taliban assistance.
Roggio says that Musharref has cut peace deals with the Taliban in North and
Meanwhile, Musharraf has freed several high-level Taliban from prison.The White House response to Musharraf's heavy-handedness has been muted and
No matter. The U.S. is winning in Iraq where, as President Bush incessantly notes, those danged terrorists who launched the 9/11 attacks came from, right?
So who gives a fig about Pakistan?