Afghanistan and Karzai: A Darwinian Moment
American critics will accuse the USA of installing a puppet regime and trying to control the “elected” President. They are correct. We are trying to put our enemy on an acceptable course so that we don’t have to come back and blow them to smithereens because they provide a launching pad for terrorism against us.
The message should be understood by American enemies. We try to help set nations on a positive and productive course. When the resources run out, they are on their own.
Cultures that are systemically corrupt and woefully behind modern society are going to get left behind. If they don’t seize the moment and shape up, they will go down as forever lost and abandoned.
That is the course that Karzai and his nation is choosing now. The Afghanistan population just might not be sufficiently intelligent or advanced to grasp the situation, but this is a Darwinian moment.
“Karzai calls for probe of U.S.-backed anti-corruption task force
Washington Post Foreign Service
Thursday, August 5, 2010
MAIMANA, AFGHANISTAN -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called for an investigation into a U.S.-backed anti-corruption task force, following the arrest of several senior Afghan officials on graft charges.
The new probe centers on the Major Crimes Task Force, an investigative unit launched last year in which U.S. and British law enforcement officers oversee the work of Afghan police and intelligence officials. The unit played a key role in the arrest last week of Mohammad Zia Saleh, an official in the office of the national security adviser.
Saleh, one of the most senior officials targeted so far by the task force, was taken at night from his home for allegedly asking for a bribe, said Waheed Omar, Karzai's spokesman.”