Afghanistan’s Decent Interval

By David Kamioner:

We should have done in Afghanistan what Rome did to Carthage, a purely punitive strike. This would have served as a nice reminder to them and other regimes of the cost of harboring groups that target the United States.

But we didn’t do that.

We, as usual in the far-flung reaches of the world, tried to bring to Afghanistan hope, progress, and democracy in a typically idealistic, but not realistic, American “nation-building” fashion.

Also as usual, the people in question didn’t want any of the above.

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