Terry Jones is not impressed

Terry Jones (of Python fame, among other things), on Observer: I remain, sir, Haggard of the Hindu Kush

"However, finally the 'War on Terrorism' is achieving its policy objectives. Osama bin Laden is looking haggard. We may not have caught him or brought him to justice but, at the cost of thousands of innocent Afghan lives, billions of dollars of US citizens' money and the civil liberties of the Free World, we have got him looking haggard."

I think they've accomplished a little more than that, surely al-Qaeda is worse for wear, their camps having been destroyed and whatnot, but definitely, the amount of death and chaos brought upon Afghanistan, which was already in ruins and left as a giant mine-field, is just awful.

It's worth reading his entire article, IMO.

Written on December 30, 2001