Losing in Afghanistan 3

Aid Watch says:

every sensible economist, political scientist, development worker, and journalist that I know thinks our current course in Afghanistan can have only one outcome — disaster.

Michael Yon tells us we are at war with pretty much the entire Pashtun population.

Global Guerrillas tells us

you can’t change a society through changes in governance or targeted force in any time period of relevance, and if you do try, you will spend yourself into the ground and generate widespread opposition.

The current program is to make Pashtuns into progressive democratic liberals in Washington’s own image. This will fail, and should fail. Pashtuns need to be defeated, not morally uplifted.

2 Responses to “Losing in Afghanistan 3”

  1. Robert in Arabia says:

    Dear Jim,
    Why do you believe the silly story about 19 Arabs with boxcutters?

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