KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 21 — British peacekeepers moved into the Afghan capital under cover of darkness Friday on the eve of a new government’s taking office to tackle the mammoth task of rebuilding a country shattered by two decades of war. The arrival of the first troops launched a U.N.-backed six-month international mission and came as Afghanistan’s interim leader returned to Kabul for what looked to be the first peaceful transition of power in Afghanistan in decades.

I wonder if the Taliban would call this a "peaceful" transition of power? This reminds me of George Carlin's comments about hunting: "You think hunting is a sport? Ask the deer..."

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