Whilst the physical battle is being fought in Afghanistan. The war is being fought in the mind.
"Ali and Sarwar went to deliver aid to the refugee camps - and their experiences radically altered their world view.
Abdulla Ahmed Ali, the ringleader of the group, was shocked by the appalling conditions. His anger was compounded by the failure of the 2003 mass protest against the Iraq war." BBC
Howard Gardner suggests that changing minds is as difficult as pushing string.