Corruption, Murder, Pederasty: The Afghan Government is Not Worth Fighting For, by Richard Hanania

This is a reasonably good article, other than there is no mention at all of the drug trade, for which the American military serves as a protection racket. From Richard Hanania at theamericanconservative.com:

The regime in Kabul isn’t so superior to the Taliban after all.

Afghans walk past a painted illustration of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai next at the Kabul International Airport September 20, 2018 in Kabul, Afghanistan.(Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)
 

As the Biden administration debates what to do in Afghanistan, there is a great deal of talk about how the U.S. should not abandon the government there. Meanwhile, the Taliban has stuck to its pledge not to attack American troops for a year, and had promised that it would not allow terrorists a base in Afghanistan in the case of U.S. withdrawal.

Given these facts, supporters of continuing the war have come to realize that the national security case for staying is weaker than ever, and have centered their argument on moral appeals. What would happen to the Afghan government if the United States left?

But such arguments require that the Afghan government be morally superior to the Taliban and able to provide a better future for its people. In fact, there is little evidence to suggest that this is the case.

By all accounts, the Taliban is less corrupt than those the U.S. is defending. How could this be the case? The Afghan war has cost the U.S. over $2 trillion, which includes military spending on fighting the Taliban, aid to the Kabul government, and reconstruction projects. What is the Taliban spending on this war? There are no official numbers, but according to one report, they brought in $1.6 billion in the fiscal year that ended in March 2020. The Taliban can gain and hold territory in the face of overwhelming odds because they have better morale and more effective organization.

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2 responses to “Corruption, Murder, Pederasty: The Afghan Government is Not Worth Fighting For, by Richard Hanania

  1. The Afghan govt is a duly sworn, by both DOS, and the U.N. As a rule of law, democratic government. The exact same model the communist democrats are using to convert the U.S.A. From a representative republic, Rule of CONSTITUTIONAL Law government, into a political Platos retreat/Epstein island. Mordor on the Potomac!

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  2. Soooo when the first American Solder gets caught buggering boys is it Court Martial or Congratulation time? $2.2 Trillion could have built lots of paved roads that lead to prisons for PEDO’s.

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