Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Coca & Curry
President Bush’s visit to Afghanistan and India highlight the fact that areas of “peace” are not as secure as they should be and “allies” have more than a difference of opinion with the Bush Administration.
Bush's first visit to Afghanistan comes as Karzai's fledgling government struggles with a stubborn Taliban insurgency. In violence since the start of last year, more than 1,500 people, including dozens of U.S. soldiers, have been killed.
Meanwhile, waving black and white flags and chanting anti-Bush slogans, tens of thousands of demonstrators protested in New Delhi against Bush's visit to India, which begins on Wednesday afternoon.
The continued violence in Afghanistan and the protests in New Delhi showcase more than an untamed country and standard anti-American sentiment. These events show current strategy against al Qaeda and mutual support with Afghan citizens still needs refinement and strategy with India’s government spanning sectors of business and defense, the two often intersecting, needs more consideration of the people (citizens) that said policies affect.