Charlie_Cong said:...the Taleban are all well trained and motivated
This is a standard media cliche. Anyone remember how the Iraqis were so experienced from the Iran / Iraq war that they'd fight us to a standstill on our invasion route into Iraq? And turn Basra into a Stalingrad? And the Serbians before them, who had been hardy fighting men since the 13th Century and would therefore be able to resist Nato forces invading Kosovo?