22 Dec 2008
But if it is not a war to be won, because the ranks of the Taliban, or any number of other groups exactly like the Taliban, are endlessly replenishable in Afghanistan, and if alleviating poverty will not diminish those ranks but merely weaken, over time, the Infidels who expend such efforts, and spend so much money, trying to undo the effects -- as yet unrecognized -- of Islam, then it is misguided it is wrong, to continue to think that because the Taliban are here, we Westerners must also remain here in Afghanistan. Local warlords willing to be our temporary allies in exchange for some military aid, drones and satellites to monitor developments on the ground, as was not done before the 9/11/2001 attacks, and instead of building roads, allowing Afghanis to endure what Islam insures they will be condemned too, which is subsistence living,. Furthermore, Western aid fuels corruption (it provides something to be corrupt about), and corruption fuels popular rage, and popular rage, in a Muslim country, will always end up helping those who offer still more Islam as the panacea for corrupt regimes. So Western aid fuels the Taliban, as it does the more fanatical Muslim groups. for corrupt regimes. stick it out in Afghanistan.