posted on May, 19 2012 @ 03:38 PM
The main thing allied troops have stopped is The Northern Alliance (which opposed the Taliban long before we were there) creating a functional,
BUT tribal democracy. Instead we have a centralized government, with centralized corruption, with horrific centralized human rights abuses, but
it's otherwise modeled very much in our own governments image.
The Afghan government will obviously collapse near the moment our troops leave -indeed it barely functions now. This is what more people, than people
who died on 9/11 have died for (to prove it's not racist to say a complete clone of Western democracy, doesn't work in a tribal society) but hay
they were "only" soldiers = toilet scum if your a Demo-Rep politician, although you'd obviously never say that.
Hopefully those who supported this war on the grounds we must not leave until the job is done, have learnt that it will never be done, and the best
thing to have done would have been to support the Afghan's building a government in their own image -not our own.