Delusions of power

With the collapse of Kabul, 20 years after the US invasion of Afghanistan, US President Joe Biden informed the world that the purpose of the US campaign in Afghanistan had never been to build a state or create a democracy. A Taliban leader confirmed that the movement would never adopt a democratic system. 

“Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires,” were the words that resounded in official circles in east and west. Books of history in the libraries of the world’s prestigious universities and high-powered think tanks confirm this famous adage, but since when has people learned the lessons of history?  

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