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%
(Ages 15-24)

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.]

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