The underlying logic of the Afghan policy is that in order to prevent the risk of Afghanistan becoming a launching pad for terrorist attacks like 9/11, it must be permanently occupied.
End the war. Bring all the troops home. Now.
Rudyard Kipling, the British poet laureate of Western imperialism, wrote in his great poem “White Man’s Burden” that the job of ruling foreign peoples – whom he characteristically referred to as childish, slothful heathens – was often one that