Afghanistan is not Germany nor Japan. Afghanistan cannot be rebuilt like these nations were rebuilt after world war II, with the Marshall plan. To posit insurmountable cultural, religious ethnic differences is taboo to the point that Trillions (one million million dollars) are spent for impossible fantasies of nation building, to turn Afghans into Americans, Germans, or Japanese democratic citizens. Social, political, human rights norms invented by white Christian Europeans might not be right for the entire world1. Political correctness (PC) does NOT desire diversity of countries.
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The mission that the United States—or, to be more precise, the George W. Bush Administration—set for itself in Afghanistan was doomed from the beginning. It declared unrealizable goals, which experience quickly showed were unrealizable, and then instead of learning from that experience, doubled and tripled down over and over. And not just the Bush Administration but the entire bipartisan foreign policy establishment […]
Even Richard M Nixon wanted to cover up race differences he was aware of.
Universalism or Egalitarianism Universalism or Egalitarianism “insists on the universal nature of mankind. This leads to the belief that all racial-ethnic groups and cultures are equal,
What happened next was that the Bush Administration talked itself into believing that the democratization of Afghanistan was both necessary—practically and morally—and possible. Let’s take these in turn.
The Unsayable Truth
The alleged practical necessity was said to arise from the alleged fact that what Donald Trump would later call, controversially, “radical Islamic terrorism” would never go away until and unless the countries from which it came were radically changed—I.e., secularized, Westernized and democratized.[…]
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