from the dept. of wtf is up with Afghanistan:
The US military presence in Afghanistan has quietly been pumped up from 19,000 to 23,000 troops. ... 400 Afghans have been killed by US bombing and military actions in only the past two weeks
and other relevant factiods from juan cole.
your turing test:
Oil for Nothing:US Holds On Humanitarian SuppliesIraq: 1997-2001
the good book
and other cultural