November 27, 2011
Afghanistan Needs Our Help!
Ten years ago, the United States in cooperation with Afghanistan’s Northern Alliance overthrew the Taliban government in Kabul. The grounds for war were clear, and the world was united in the cause for Afghanistan and President George W. Bush was enjoying a 90 percent approval rating, an all-time high for his time in office. That was a long time ago.
The war in Afghanistan is no longer endorsed by Americans; in fact fewer than half support the ongoing effort (O'Hanlon, 2010). This plummet in support comes with good reasons; American casualties are on the rise and corruption in the private sector is rampant. The violence and record levels of disapproval in the United States are causing pessimism among Afghans as well. This dissention also stems from those who claim that the war has lost clarity and purpose. United States policy makers and voters alike remain dedicated to keeping al Qaeda out of Afghanistan, but there is debate on whether al Qaeda is still seeking sanctuary in Afghanistan as it did 10 years ago. Some question whether a Taliban takeover would lead to al Qaeda’s return. Disagreements among top administration advisors are also causing more doubts and mudding the water further concerning the United States purpose in Afghanistan. There are some administrators who argue that after the death of Osama bin Laden the United States post 9/11 responsibilities are fulfilled in Afghanistan. Administrators are also calling for a complete withdrawal of the United States military forces to alleviate some of the financial burden on the United States. Although, this disapproval and pessimism in the United States and Afghanistan is well founded, the continuation of the war is essential for the success of Afghanistan in the future.
The Afghan state had failed miserably in 2001 and pessimists fail to understand this; therefore they refuse to see the improvements in many areas, especially in Afghanistan’s... [continues]
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