...from the leftosphere, the situation in Afghanistan is hardly as dark as you might think...
The idea that Kabul is under siege is a figment of the news media's imagination based on hyped reporting of a few isolated attacks.That, of course, is the real measure of progress in what so recently was a medieval theocracy.
ISAF officers suggested to us that the recent insurgent raids on three government buildings, which generated so much negative publicity, were actually good news, because Afghan security forces, who have assumed lead responsibility for operations in much of the capital, were able to handle the crisis on their own.
Commandos from the Afghan National Police Crisis Response Team stormed into the Justice Ministry within hours and killed all the attackers, who had hoped to carry out a protracted Mumbai-style siege.*
Other would-be suicide bombers were rounded up before they could set off their explosives.