A blurb for a PBS news report :
America thought it had won the war in Afghanistan six years ago, but a recent escalation in violence and instability—including the death of nine U.S. soldiers this past weekend—has given rise to the question: Have we allowed the Taliban to come back?
“Recent escalation”?? “Have we allowed the Taliban to come back”?? Let me think — yes???
If this is the extent of the American media’s knowledge of Afghanistan, we’re in deep, deep trouble.