Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: Hamid Karzai : Mayor Kabul or President of Afghanistan
Afghanistan is another cobbled-together state created by the British as a buffer against Russian expansionism into India and Pakistan. Like Iraq, it is essentially ungovernable by democratic means, and democracy means nothing to these people but warlords, gangs, bombs and death. If we truly believed in democracy, we would be parcelling off this place to the various countries that it is actually part of.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address