The BBC is reporting that friction is increasing between the Arab Afghans and the regular old Afghans. If the Arab Afghans go, then the Taliban goes with them. If these reports are true, then it also means that the Bush administration’s strategy in Afghanistan is working as designed. The question that remains is whether we or our allies can get the people of Afghanistan to agree to support a some sort of representative government that’s not interested in persecuting other ethnic groups or letting the country descend into lawlessness.