Sunday, September 14, 2008
Iraq/Afghanistan: Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire
The Current Quagmire (Iraq) vs. The Coming Quagmire (Afghanistan)
Select Demographics: Iraq/Afghanistan
Population: 25,000,000/ 31,000,000
Life Expectancy: 69.1 years/ 46.5 years
Religion: Muslim 80% Shia/20% Sunni// Muslim 80% Sunni/20% Shia
Literacy Rate: 84%/ 30%
Infant Mortality Rate: 49/ 149
(Deaths per 1000 births)
Afghanistan does not provide a suitable environment for the United States to deploy human assets. The environment is suitable for drones---with access to Pakistan.
Afghanistan is so primitive it makes Iraq look like Switzerland.
[Information from various sources. Not independently verified.]