What are we getting into by letting the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan do our fighting for us? Robert Fisk has an opinion on that. I’ve been posting Northern Alliance links like mad in order to counter the kind of cognitive dissonance driven thinking that allows people to assume that the Northern Alliance are good guys because they’re fighting the Taliban, who are obviously bad guys. Giving guns and money to thugs in developing nations is one step in the cycle that winds up blowing up in our faces and causing us to start the cycle again with a different set of thugs.