Taliban ‘deadlier than ever,’ despite Karzai rhetoric.

Today in an ABC interview, Afghan President Hamid Karzai stated, “Neither has the U.S. failed, nor the Taliban coming back,” he said. “Al Qaeda is defeated.” But according to The Blotter, “Coalition forces in Afghanistan are fighting a deadlier Taliban than ever, as jihadis returning from Iraq use techniques like suicide bombings and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to challenge NATO forces.”