Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Afghan oxymoron

"Afghan democracy" is one of those phrases like "jumbo shrimp" or "honest politician" - one term contradicts the other.  The key point from Michael Yon's latest dispatch: "Democracy" does not grow on land where most people don't vote. It's a fool's game to try to establish a democracy in Afghanistan.

1 comment:

  1. Afghanistan has always been it's own world, ask the army of Alexander the Great, ask the Soviet army, ask anyone in between. Us jumping in there assuming we could soon jump out is the best evidence I have that no one studies any history any more, even recent history.