One might be permitted to ask any number of questions about Afghanistan, but the biggest one that comes to mind right now is “Whose freedom are we supposed to be fighting for, anyway?”
Certainly not for these people:
There is not a single, public Christian church left in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. State Department.
This reflects the state of religious freedom in that country ten years after the United States first invaded it and overthrew its Islamist Taliban regime.
In the intervening decade, U.S. taxpayers have spent $440 billion to support Afghanistan’s new government and more than 1,700 U.S. military personnel have died serving in that country.
I thought that religious freedom was one of the ideals we were exporting to these democracies in the Middle East.
Mission not accomplished.
PNR notes that the religion of peace is diligently making war on Christians all over the region. Dare we say there is a pattern, here?