The latest sign of problems in the Afghanistan-Pakistan area is that the Taliban's felt confident enough to launch an operation on the Pakistan side of the border in the Peshawar area. The Pakistani military is fighting back and presumably ought to be able to drive the Taliban away from a key town but that'll hardly resolve the underlying problems.
It is a problem, indeed, but let's not get hysterical. The Bush administration has told us time and again that they successfully defeated the Taliban, so this latest incident must be one of the paranormal variety, i.e. angry Taliban poltergeists infesting Peshawar. Luckily, John McCain has got Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal and his magical voodoo on his shortlist and he can simply perform exorcisms where needed, and failing that castrations. Remember: in the case of a terrorist attack, America will immediately flock to John McCain, because he makes all sorts of goddamned sense.