Quotes about Afghanistan

When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle an’ blow out your brains
An’ go to your Gawd like a soldier.
Rudyard Kipling

The men and women of Afghanistan are building a nation that is free, and proud, and fighting terror – and America is honored to be their friend. George W Bush

I supported the war in Afghanistan because 3000 of our people were murdered and I thought we had a right to defend the people of the United States. Howard Dean

The Afghans are divided into clans, over which the various chiefs exercise a sort of feudal supremacy. Their indomitable hatred of rule, and their love of individual independence, alone prevents their becoming a powerful nation; but this very irregularity and uncertainty of action makes them dangerous neighbours, liable to be blown about by the wind of caprice, or to be stirred up by political intriguers, who artfully excite their passions. Frederick Engels

From a nation held hostage by terror and by terrorists, Afghanistan today is a nascent democracy. Kofi Annan (31 Jan 2006)

Afghanistan’s people have suffered enough. It is wrong for any conflict to be played out in a civilian arena. Tom Koenigs