We Americans cannot end the Afghan social conflict, but we can quite probably end the international Afghan war. I say this on the assumption that no significant Afghan party to the conflict wants to carry the fighting to the U.S. To the degree that assumption proves invalid, concerted international police action–which should have been the initial U.S. response to 9/11–will probably suffice. What the U.S. can do is stop pouring fuel on the fire. More, the U.S. can step back, tacitly admitting it lacks the wisdom to run things in Afghanistan, and encourage international Muslim assistance to Afghan society.
Sign the petition, please.