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Heather - London, Ontario
Being close to someone from an Afghan family, I sympathize
with the current struggles of Afghanistan, if only because
I know how hard it was for this family to leave their home
in hopes of peace and opportunity in Canada. I hope and
pray for peace, human rights advocacy, and stability in
Afghanistan. For a better future for those who have suffered
so much. And for a family I care about deeply, to know that
home isn't so far away after all.
Anonymous - Rialto, California
Just like any other county struggling for some type of democracy,
the Afghan people will have to fight and work for it while
waiting for older generations to pass away. When younger
Afghans are taught the importance of equality and basic
rights then it will become a natural evolution- but older
generations with stubborn minds will have to pass on so
that this new enlightened generation can really start to
In response to the question: "Will democracy take root
Yes but it will take a while, the warlords will have to
be taken out of power.
Efren Castillo - Texas City, Texas
I don't think any other countries are looking for democracy,
just peace, and you don't necessarily need democracy for
an answer to end problems. Respect is what it takes.
Dennis Ripley - Rock Falls, Illinois
Yes, on the surface it appears to be working. But more needs
to be done to help with the education, health, and welfare
of the citizenship and communication problems in the country.
When the U.S. leaves, the U.S.-installed government will
be overthrown, and one of two things will happen. A new
government, likely a Muslim theocracy, will take power,
or a new batch of warlords will emerge. America has cheapened
democracy in the eyes of the world-with our election and
the Afghan election. Democracy is now seen as an empty ideal,
used by the ruling party to manipulate the masses.
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