http://jmakaiju.wordpress.com/2011/...ng-pt-two/I’m not a historian but I have read a few books and taken a few courses.
So I have an appreciation for conditions in Afghanistan. Going back
over two thousand years we see that Alexander The Great attempted to
conquer and hold this area. He gave up and withdrew. The Greek-Bactrian
Kingdom he left didn’t last very long. Subsequent centuries saw various
conquerors come and go. Afghanistan continued to remain a primitive
country with a population that was illiterate and noted for their fierce
intolerance of outsiders. The British tried again in the 19th century
with disastrous results. During the 1980′s we saw the dismal failure of
the Soviets to control the place. So my question is: What the hell are
we doing there now? The Taliban was overthrown ten years ago. Osama Bin
Laden is dead. Do we honestly think that we can take this nation of
illiterate hostile peasants and turn it into some kind democracy?
Ridiculous. We should withdraw all U.S. troops as soon as possible.