13 May 2011

Uncommon Commentary #181: Come, Mr. Taliban, Tally Me Bananas

That is, come into the government, and count me (Uncle Sam) as being bananas.
Most of my countrymen probably don't realize that we are trying to bring the Taliban into the Afghan regime; the reasoning is that they command the loyalty of a large segment of the populace, and so, if the country is to be ruled with stability, a share of power must be given to the very people that Western armed forces drove from power ten years ago.  What this reveals (if it wasn't already obvious) is the madness of building "democracy" in a place like Afghanistan.