Why are we in Afghanistan? (cont.)

By Christopher B. Daly

Will someone please remind me what we are doing there?

It can’t be to bring the people American-style freedom . . . since they don’t seem interested. Which is fine. It’s their country. They are entitled to love it and govern it. And no one from there has attacked the mainland United States in more than a decade.

So, why are we there?

Bryan Denton for The New York TimesAt a Kabul market that sells cellphones and downloads for mobile devices, young Afghans said government censorship of YouTube was an acceptable way to block an anti-Islamic video.

Bryan Denton for The New York Times
At a Kabul market that sells cellphones and downloads for mobile devices, young Afghans said government censorship of YouTube was an acceptable way to block an anti-Islamic video.

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