So explain something to me: Why does the military of a country convinced it’s becoming ungovernable think itself so capable of making another ungovernable country governable? Whatâ€™s the militaryâ€™s skill set here? What lore, what body of political knowledge, are they drawing on? Who do they think they represent, the Philadelphia of 1776 or the Washington of 2010, and if the latter, why should Americans be considered the globeâ€™s leading experts in good government anymore?
And while weâ€™re at it, fill me in on one other thing: Just what has convinced American officials in Afghanistan and the nationâ€™s capital that they have the special ability to teach, prod, wheedle, bribe, or force Afghans to embark on good governance in their country if we canâ€™t do it in Washington or Sacramento?
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You sound angry and the energy I get from this post is not one of peace.
…that they have the special ability to teach, prod, wheedle, bribe, or force Afghans to embark on good governance in their country…
This is what they thought in Iraq. This is their worldview. Can this bring world peace? Just the opposite, sir.
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