"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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“The only real nation is humanity” ~ Paul Farmer
Iraqis have a sense of national government that somewhat transcends the tribe where as Afghanis are very much generally concerned with clan and a government saturated in acceptable corruption.
Iraqis share a population of three distinct tribes that ultimately will have to get along whereas Afghanis share a population of dozens of individual clans that have more interest in clan preservation that a future community as a whole.
There is a world of difference between the two.
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