Somehow I missed the news that the CIA took a pot shot at Afghan sleazeball Gulbuddin Hekmatyar last week. Hekmatyar was the guy who killed tens of thousands of Afghans with a rocket attack on Kabul back in 1994. It is interesting to me that we’re now moving beyond the original scope in Afghanistan to take on enemies of the interim regime of all kinds. Hekmatyar is a bad guy, but he’s not a Taliban or al-Qaeda figure. If he gets blown up by a CIA missile or gets gunned down in the street by one of the million or so people with a grudge against him, nobody is going to shed any tears, but isn’t trying to assassinate him scope creep for the US forces?