Friday, September 14, 2012

Blog #3 Eleven Years After 9/11, Afghanistan Still Matters

The first part of the article is about afghan refugees who don't even know the reason why united states troops are even in their country. They didn't even know of the attacks that their people did on the U.S. Most of the refugees didn't even have televisions to watch the attacks or to find out anything about what was going on. “Eleven years later, there are many Afghans who barely know anything about the Sept. 11. They don’t know that the attacks were the reason for the huge United States and NATO presence in Afghanistan. They don’t know that they led to the ousting of the Taliban. What they do know is that Afghanistan has been fundamentally transformed since 2001”(Ahmad). This war in Afghanistan has become largely invisible in Washington. The U.S has brought home a large number of the troops over in Afghan, but in Washington they don't really know if this is a good idea because they don't know if the Karzai government can be stable and to avoid the turmoil of the 1990's.
I personally believe that we shouldn't be over in Afghanistan anymore we should have brought home the troops a long time ago.

Zachary Lewallen

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