One question I have not seen clearly addressed in any news stories I’ve read is what we hope to accomplish, specifically, through our current attacks on the Taliban. Maybe I’ve missed it. Is our goal to blow up Osama bin Laden wherever he’s hiding? Is our goal to destroy all of the terrorist training camps in Afghanistan? Is our goal to depose the Taliban? Is it to weaken the Taliban so that they can be defeated by the Northern Alliance? Are our objectives a secret? It will be impossible to judge whether we have succeeded, and indeed, when we should disengage, if we’re not clear on what it is we’ve set out to do.