The Taliban ?
Oh, they were all over the news a couple of years ago -- beating up Afghani women for daring to show their faces, blowing up historical monuments and pissing off Buddhists, general chest thumping, supporting Osama bin Laden and running summer camps for ambitious terrorists.
Now? Now they are back page news. We still have soldiers over there, you know, and a nation-building program, and a lot of work to do, but you don't hear about it like you used to. I wonder why? I mean, this was actually a place where a fair portion of the populace was glad to see Western forces come in, and had hopes that we would be able to help them.
Oh yeah. No oil. Never found bin Laden. Made ol' Shrub look bad. Hmmm.
I feel...politically cynical.