More on Afghanistan
I’ve posted about the U.S. presence in Afghanistan here and here. And these may be the prime reasons we find ourselves in a quagmire over there. Not bogged down yet but certainly not “winning the hearts and minds” of the Afghan peoples.
And lest we forget why the Taliban was able to take over most of Afghanistan during the mid-1990s, it was due to the licentiousness of the warlords. And now I read this disturbing post about a return of that repulsive behavior under the eyes of U.S. troops. The fact that we are not putting a halt to this abhorrent behavior is putting a huge dent in our ability to win over those “hearts and minds.”
All the Afghan wants is some order, stability and peace in their lives. For whatever the Taliban did that was wrong, they did bring order to the areas they ruled. If the U.S./NATO forces cannot bring some semblance of order and stability to the Afghan on the street, we are doomed to fail.Explore posts in the same categories: Afghanistan, Human Rights, Politics
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