Taliban Maneuvering for Position in Northwest

funky chicken4/25/2009 12:05:50 pm PDT
The Taliban surrounded the convoy “from all sides,” Dawn reported, and forced the military forces to retreat. The military “warned that if such a situation developed again, the armed forces would not hesitate to use force.”

Does anybody else wonder WTF is going on here? Why the hell did they “hesitate to use force” this time?

They are dealing with a violent insurrection within their own borders by 12th century religious savages, but they don’t want to use force?