Monday, October 12, 2009

Time to Bury the "Graveyard of Empires"

My latest post over at The Mantle deals with a bit of wrong-headed conventional wisdom surrounding Afghanistan. Often referred to as "the graveyard of empires" for its role in bringing down Alexander the Great, the British Raj and Soviet Union - it makes for a great soundbite, unfortunately the facts don't back up the rhetoric.
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