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Afghanistan: A Country Of No Hope

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Do you remember the days when you would hear about a Canadian solider being killed in Afghanistan and the feelings of sorrow and sympathy for the soldier’s family that you felt. Do you think that those 158 soldiers died in an attempt towards creating a better future for Afghanistan and that the military should still stay there as a contribution to “world peace”. Well the fact is their lives were wasted, over the course of eleven years, we haven’t done many positive things grand scale of things in Afghanistan. Instead we have lost the lives of many Canadains and have blown billions of dollars and in exchange for very little success. Since we aren’t having much success were are just wasting soldiers in Afghanistan. Mainly because Afghanistan is country far form hopeless.

Firstly Afghanistan is seen as country of no hope due to all the corruption. Afghanistan has ranked the third most corrupt country form the whole world according to the Corruption perceptions index 2012 results just below North Korea and Somalia. All this corruption is the reason that the country is still going backwards even after the millions dollars it has been given in aid. “Pino Arlacchi, said a staggering 70-80 percent of the $34 billion in aid earmarked for Afghanistan since 2002 never reached the Afghan people due to corruption, waste and donors withholding funds.”( http://blogs.reuters.com). In Afghanistan’s defence they justified that most money was going towards the police and military but however the military is not fully ready proving that most money is going into the corrupts pockets. Another thing is that we were in Afghanistan to control opium production to lower the Taliban’s income but however Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record high in 2013 (yahoo news). This is because most of the government is ran by war and drug lords in fact General Mohammed Daoud and Walid are known to be well known drug traffickers. These government officials run the illegal drug business and there the reason that drugs are a major problem and power the Taliban (http://www.peacealliancewinnipeg.ca). Now majority of the government is corrupt so most of these corrupt officers don’t get prosecuted because the can easily just bribe their way towards freedom (http://www.theguardian.com) and up to now only two of the hundreds of drug lords have acutely been sentenced. As a result of all the corruption little aid money helps the people and the untouchable outlaw could freely traffic drugs and fund the Taliban screwing Afghanistan even deeper in the hole.

Secondly were fighting an unwinnable war against the Taliban. The Taliban have been still able to attack major cities and kill civilians as well as troops even though we along with NATO have been fighting them over a decade. One of the facts why the war is unwinnable is because of the Taliban’s remote bombing tactics. In fact only 14 percent of total Canadian casualties happened in direct fire but 70% of...

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