Sunday, February 24, 2008

Straight Talk on Afghanistan

Tired of the endless talking points? Want to hear from someone who actually lives in Afghanistan about what life is really like there?

Watch Bill Moyers' interview with Sarah Chayes.

Anyone who's read this blog won't find her perspective on what's happening there as being earth-shatteringly new, but Ms Chayes puts it all together very succinctly.

If Canadians are going to have an honest debate about what's going on in Afghanistan, we need to face the facts and stop buying into the west's political rhetoric about what's possible in Afghanistan according to how we want to shape it. This western imposition of "freedom" and "democracy" through military means is unworkable.

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