Written by: Rick Staggenborg, MD on Dec 8, 2009 2:52 PM PST
There are few in Afghanistan willing to die for a farce. Many of those who join are motivated more by fear or want than a sense of “patriotic duty” to a state that has never existed except on maps drawn by Westerners who have never successfully conquered and unified the “nation” of Afghanistan. We thus find ourselves embroiled in yet another civil war, one that cannot be won by the “good guys,” since there is no organized democratic effort in this region of the world that has never tasted the sweet fruit of democracy. They fight only for clan and kin and will always do so, until we allow freedom to reign in the rest of the world. At that time, all those in the Islamic world will clamor to be let into the family of nations of free men and women that the world can become.
In the words of Lloyd Stone:
Rick Staggenborg, MD
Soldiers For Peace International
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