Here’s what Obama’s Afghanistan surge has bought us:

The number of civilians killed or injured in Afghanistan rose by 23 percent in the first six months of 2013, according to a United Nations report on civilian casualties, reversing a decline last year and signaling the challenge Afghan forces face as they take over all combat duties from American soldiers.

The Taliban continued to cause the majority of casualties as it stepped up attacks this year through the indiscriminate use of roadside bombs and suicide attacks in major population centers, according to the report, released on Wednesday by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.

These are the folks we’ll probably negotiate right into the Afghanistan government.