Yes, because life in Afghanistan is infinitely better today than it was under Taliban rule.
The Taliban is still leering from the shadows.
While the Harper government’s decision to avoid Mali involvement is a good one, its reasons for doing so ring hollow.
There is an alternative to the traditional western way of looking at expeditionary war as a matter of winning or losing.
More polio vaccinators in Afghanistan and Pakistan have now been killed by militants than people killed by polio.
Enlisting the support of religious figures and principles may in fact be the reformer’s best weapon.
The Taliban are not fighting the threat of progress, modernization, individual rights, and civil society, but their actual existence.
Why do so many westerners spin the fiction of an enlightened Taliban?