Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Sarah Chayes in Afghanistan

In a WaPo op-ed she talks about how we get out of Afghanistan with our hides and with a viable country left behind. The solution is to fix the Afghan government. Right now the people have a choice between working with an inept, corrupt government and being targeted by the Taliban, or working with the Taliban. It's a loser's choice. In addition to troops we need to send a senior, experienced Peace Corps of folks who know how to make local governments work under the rule of law. We need to help Afghans reform their government so it has proper checks and balances to root out and inhibit corruption.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

write more stuff about her in afghanistan.