Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Success Story?

What the fuck?

Afghanistan was supposed to be a showcase, a shinig success and example to the world that we could defeat and drive out a medieval, fundamentalist regime and slowly build a democratic government that could reshape society and turn the country into a free nation again.

That is, until we shifted our attention to Iraq.

Al Qaeda still sits and festers along the Afghan-Pakistani border, while the Taliban (once confidently supposed to have been destroyed) is now at the point of taking over villages in the south and southeast of the country.

Granted, we'll take them back, as we still have overwhelming firepower, but we must remember that the Afghans are a fiercely proud and independent people. They've put up with this since late 2001 - no telling how long they'll last until someone says, "Okay, time for you to go. NOW."

2 Comments:

Blogger pissed off patricia said...

I hear it's also a record breaking year for the poppy plants and opium production. 80% of the world's opium will come from there.

9:41 AM EDT  
Blogger BlondeSense Liz said...

POP's right. So it is sort of a shining example if you're into poppy production. kind of.

1:04 PM EDT  

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