Afghanistan is not known as the Graveyard of Empires for nothing.
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Persians, Greeks, Arabs, Mongols, Indians, British, Russians, and now Americans have all tried to conquer and subdue Afghanistan at one time or the other and have failed.
The only thing different about the American Empire is that our leaders haven’t figured out yet that the closest they can ever get to victory is to withdraw. Permanently.
Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov
The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere