Was the War in Afghanistan a Mistake? Foreign Affairs Asks the Experts, foreignaffairs.com

John Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago.

“Nationalism is the most powerful political ideology on the planet and it makes it almost impossible to occupy foreign countries and rearrange their politics and their society. Indeed, social engineering of this sort almost always leads to disaster, as both the French and the Americans found out in Vietnam, and the British, the Soviets, and now the Americans found out in Afghanistan. The moral of the story is quite simple: stay out of these places.” Läs samtliga  svar