A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought. -Lord Peter Wimsey
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.