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But...but...everybody's just like us

Reader comment on item: Nation-building in Afghanistan, Iraq Was Never Going to Work
in response to reader comment: The Family of Imraan

Submitted by Jeff (United States), Sep 24, 2021 at 20:27

Hi Renox,

Your quote from the Afghani carries a very important truth: we think short-term; our enemies think long-term. They have pride, confidence and faith in their culture. We have less of each by the day.

Your Islamic scholar was talking to students who can't read or write cursive (and maybe not much else very well) and whose critical thinking skills are doubtful at best. It's not their fault. Blame our "educators," from the Department of Education on down.

Our leaders (and professors, intrepid journalists, and Hollywood scholars) tell them that everybody in the world is just like us and their behavior, obviously, could never be driven by something so passe' and retrograde as religion. Don't be silly. Everybody just really wants the same as us: Amazon, Grubhub, Taco Bell. They only don't have that stuff because we oppress them. Did the Sarniovs want what we want? Did Faisal Shahzad? Nidal Hasan? Pay no attention to those guys and everything they clearly said.

Still, aren't you amazed that after we spent millions of dollars on "gender programs" in Afghanistan, the Taliban doesn't seem to consider women as equals? Now there's a mystery.


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