Here appears to be good news for the US in both Pakistan and Afghanistan, but such conclusions are always open to different interpretations. We hear about conflicting interests in those countries, in India and within the Taliban and what they might portend for the US. Also, President Obama's newest pitch for healthcare reform, and US Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison bit the dust yesterday in her primary challenge to Rick Perry, the Republican Governor of Texas. What about the Tea Party movement?
Banner image: An Afghan security official inspects confiscated ammunition, explosives and arms recovered from the outskirts of Herat March 3, 2010 in Herat, Afghanistan. Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images