Bogging Down in Kabul

Rather than a limited mission to fight al Qaeda and support the existing Afghan government, we seem increasingly drawn into a hazily defined effort to reconstruct Afghan society so as to create a stable unitary government. If the issue here were simply that Hamid Karzai lacks certain things that the United States has in abundance—money, guns, air support—then this might be a reasonable objective. But in reality, Karzai is missing things we have no ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Kaizar Campwala - Sep 1, 2009 - 8:48 AM PDT
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by Randy Morrow - Sep. 2, 2009

It is foolish to think that we can install a strong central government in a country that has never had one and (mainly) doesn't want one. The best we can do is negotiate or isolate various tribes/ethnic groups to try to achieve the goal of minimizing the influence of Al Qeada.

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