A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Taliban Recruiting Kids

Fierce fighting in recent months has devastated the ranks of the Taliban, prompting the rebels to recruit children and force some families to provide one son to fight with them, a U.S. commander said Saturday.

The fighting has fractured the Taliban's command structure, preventing the militants from regrouping, even though there has been an upsurge in violence, Maj. Gen. Jason Kamiya, the U.S. military operational commander in Afghanistan, told The Associated Press in an interview.
Where are the Libs? Will they be up-in-arms over this forced conscription aka draft the Taliban has instituted of children. These children are, presumably, under 18! Or do they only have hissy fits about a supposed draft that President Bush has no plans to institute?