As Ralph Peters notes in the NYPost today, we can’t expect tribal people to act like nontribal people. He’s writing about Kenya. We did not help the situation by quickly accepting the new President who got there by cheating.
Our misunderstanding of how people outside of the west behave can exacerbate situations and I don’t disagree.
However, I despise the fact that we have to keep our people in Afghanistan while they choose to kill a man for what they are calling blasphemy.
It hasn’t happened yet, but:
The upper house of the Afghan parliament has supported a death sentence issued against a journalist for blasphemy in northern Afghanistan.
great, just great.