Thursday, May 13, 2010

Obama's Afghanistan Democracy Project Crumbling

The Obama Administration is in retreat mode in Afghanistan, as it has supported publicly the Karzai government dealing with the Taliban, while at same time, authorized increased drone attacks in Pakistan.

The drone attacks which are not supported by the Pakistan people and often result in civilian deaths, will only increase extremism in Pakistan against the US, and the inclusion of the Taliban in the Afghanistan government will undermine US efforts to defeat the Taliban. The Obama Afghanistan policy translates into "If you can't beat them, join them," which likely makes one wonder the US purpose of nine years of Afghanistan occupation.

Moreover, the Western supported Afghanistan Democracy project will no doubt crumble when the Americans have left Afghanistan, as the Afghans will revert to their traditional form of tribal governance and the foreign funds propping up the Afghanistan democracy structure will decline.

Former CIA Official Predicts Problems in US/Pakistan Relations

Video: Pakistan Drone Attacks Counter Productive

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