Keep an eye on this: a US military spokesman says that the Taliban is planning to poison food aid and blame the United States for it. There’s no chance the United States is planning to poison food going into Afghanistan, but my cynical side says that this could be one of those things said in a war to demonize the enemy. Either the Taliban is planning on trying to make us look bad by poisoning their own people and blaming us (which wouldn’t surprise me given the way they’ve been willing to sacrifice civilians so far), or we’re trying to make it look like the Taliban is doing that. The bottom line here is that we don’t really know the truth, and we shouldn’t automatically assume that what we’re being told is the truth, or more specifically, the whole truth.