Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Eastern Civilization is a nice idea

Commentary's Max Boot, trying to shore up the evaporating case for a Fourth Afghan War --

In those days [19th century] it was simply inconceivable that backward tribesmen could pose a threat to London or other centers of civilization.

Lahore is about 300 miles from Afghanistan. Apparently it's not a center of civilization.

Photo: The city's 1673 Badshahi mosque via Wikipedia under Creative Commons licence

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