26 August 2009

Afghanistan, again

As noted by TTMF, the current Oxford Research Group briefing from Paul Rogers echoes the consensus view of history (and of Greg Parker, in his comment to "Musclebound" a couple of weeks ago) that Afghanistan is a sink into which effort and lives will be poured before we eventually walk away.

And, as always, most of the lives poured into that sink are not British or USAmerican, not even Taliban, but Aghanistani civilian. And, as always, the consequences will continue for those Afghani civilians will continue for many years after our departure.

  • Rogers, P., "The Afghanistan War: Origins and Consequences" in International Security Monthly Briefing 2009. 08(3).

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