Nick, probably worth pointing out that Afghanistan isn’t really a “country” in the same sense as we normally define it. It has an agreed upon national border due to the fact that conquerers since Alex the Great have been destroying their empires trying to control (“conquer” is kind of the wrong word) for a few thousand years now, but within those borders, and despite the existence of a ….. uh…… “ceremonial” Afghan government in Kabul, it’s really a collection of city-states, maybe is the best way of putting it.

I don’t know how many Americans really understand what a …… oh, well, may as well just say it….. fucked up mess Afghanistan really is.

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