I noticed several people here knocking how the typical Afghan citizen "thinks" which could have some validity. However, I don't know how you know what the typical Afghan citizen thinks when they live in a society where you can be marked for death when you disagree. If I lived there I would say what ever wouldn't get me killed even if I didn't agree with it. I would like to think I'm braver than that but I really doubt it.
We have crazy zealots here watch "Jesus Camp" if you don't believe me. Thank goodness we live in a country that was founded on free speech and free association. Therefore, those people can only push things so far.
For anyone interested Jesus Camp was on youtube last time I checked. I suggest you check it out if you have a 90 minutes to kill one day. They have the children worshipping a cardboard cutout of George Bush in one scene. Yikes!
Those religious nut cases, as you aptly call them, are everywhere and on every continent. We cannot easily avoid them, and most certainly not by trying to blame ourselves or appeasing them.
Last edited by Grant; 10-13-12 at 02:52 PM.
At that time wars were somewhat declared but when fighting a Superpower that's a declaration that should be avoided. Instead other methods must be used, and the Islamists are using them well.
Maybe we should put a soldier on every mountaintop and every streetcorner in the world!
"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger
Perhaps you can present your idea to the Pentagon.Maybe we should put a soldier on every mountaintop and every streetcorner in the world!
NoHave you been to afghanistan?
Thanks for the compliment but you're actually reading too much into my response.You seem to be an expert on the winnability of the war, so you must have intricate knowledge of it.