Thursday, October 15, 2009

I'm shocked! Shocked!

From the New York Times Magazine:

Worse yet, for all of America’s time in Afghanistan — for all the money and all the blood — the lack of accomplishment is manifest wherever you go. In Garmsir, there is nothing remotely resembling a modern state that could take over if America and its NATO allies left. Tour the country with a general, and you will see very quickly how vast and forbidding this country is and how paltry the effort has been.

And finally, there is the government in Kabul. President Hamid Karzai, once the darling of the West, rose to the top of nationwide elections in August on what appears to be a tide of fraud. The Americans and their NATO allies are confronting the possibility that the government they are supporting, building and defending is a rotten shell.
Come on now, possibility? These people should be old enough to remember the Vietnam War.

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1 Comments:

Blogger rewinn said...

"This too painful to remember,
We simply choose to forget."

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Who knew Barbara was singing about the fans of war?

3:33 PM  

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