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Thursday, July 29, 2004  

Bush's Nation Building

From today's Indo:

"MEDECINS sans Frontieres, the Nobel-prizewinning aid organisation, is pulling out of Afghanistan because of the deteriorating security situation there and its frustrations with the American military.

The withdrawal, announced yesterday, two months before landmark elections are due, is the most damning indictment yet of the failure of the Afghan Government, American troops and Nato peacekeepers to bring stability to the country two years after the fall of the Taliban.

The organisation, which has maintained an unbroken presence in Afghanistan for more than two decades, accused the US military of co-opting humanitarian aid efforts for "military and political motives", endangering aid workers by blurring the line between civilian and military operations. The decision comes just weeks after the killing of five Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) workers in northern Afghanistan by Taliban militants, who accused them of spying for the US."

Nice one George.

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