Is society was made of coral our world would be floral.
2016: NONE OF THE ABOVE
Afghan culture has never been tolerant of any invader coming to 'fix' or 'enlighten' them. What makes us think it would suddenly be different?
Now given the current, some say puppet government, we installed I don't think gays or women get that great a shake now. I don't see the SSM issue going well in Afghanistan...have a missed it being adopted in Kabul?
Given the enormous cost of both Iraq and Afghanistan and the very crappy return, democracy my shiny hiney, gays and the transgendered can expect no surge of governmental love, women have a very good possibility of returning to second class citizen with a few showboat exceptions.
We never learn....
That is a completely different problem that came from the depths of your overactive imagination. The crazy fear mongering in this argument is completely absurd. Seriously, if we didn't give the jews a place in america after ww2 I am pretty sure we are not going to take in every muslim refugee that is out there just because they ask. When that becomes a problem then you bring it up, but the magical fantasy hypothetical arguments need to be kept to glen beck where they belong.
"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)