And we can’t have the Taliban return, you see. That would mean the return of Sharia to Afghanistan. And that would mean that the freedom of conscience would be restricted — why, converts from, say, Islam to Christianity might even be in danger of death!
What’s that? Afghanistan is a Sharia state now? Converts are in danger of death now? What are you, some kind of Bush-hater?
From AP, with thanks to Shinolite:
KABUL, Afghanistan – Britain’s defense secretary warned on Sunday that any let up on militants could see the toppled Taliban regime and al-Qaida regain power in Afghanistan….
The warning followed a spike in bombings and shootings targeting coalition troops, Afghan forces and often ordinary locals as the Taliban apparently have made good on threats to increase attacks during the warmer spring and summer months.
“The greatest danger of all for the people of Afghanistan and the people of the United Kingdom would be if Afghanistan ever again came under the rule of a Taliban regime prepared to protect al-Qaida or terrorist groups,” Reid told reporters in the capital.