Liberation next time

The war in Afghanistan is allegedly the “good war” – a term that liberal interventionists use to justify the invasion and ongoing occupation of the impoverished nation – but the country is suffering. One Afghan blogger has some harsh words for US-backed President Hamid Karzai:

On September 29, 2007, a suicide bomber attacked an army bus in Kabul and to date the number of victims is still unpublished. Yahoo and BCC claimed around 30 but AFG Paper, local news has stated the number to be almost 100.

On the night of the attack, Karzai showed up on national television and announced “The attacker is definitely a foreigner because Afghans do not kill any Muslims in the month of Ramadan.” How easily Karzai dismisses the crimes of the so-called Muslim Taliban that millions of people have witnessed with their own eyes.

Karzai is constantly trying to make excuses for and cover the crimes of Taliban. A few days ago, he said that he was ready to hold talks with the Taliban and offer them positions in the government. He added that the Taliban were Afghans and so they do not need to continue fighting with their own country. Ironically, however, when he claimed that Afghans doesn’t kill Muslim another news report showed the hanging of a 15-year old boy in the southern province of Helmand by the Taliban.

How can Karzai expect us to believe that a foreigner was responsible for that bus attack? Why would a foreigner want to do such a thing? I thought the foreigners were feeding us and rebuilding our country.

Many other Afghan bloggers are also constantly writing about their nation’s plight.