Is Afghanistan really impossible to conquer?
This piece by the BBC cogently sets forth the disquieting fact that Afghanistan is a place where foreign armies come to wither and leave. The British, Soviets and now ISAF all have failed to exert any meaningful control over the area and one wonders would they ever have been able to? Only Iran, with its inhospitable geographical aspect, seems less governable than the Afghan stoney hills.
A good read/listen on this miserable evening in Ireland and Britain!