The contracts, the subcontracts, the blind contracts given to people, money thrown around to buy loyalties, money thrown around to buy submissiveness of Afghan government officials, to policies and designs that the Afghans would not agree to. That was the major part of corruption.
Afghans want to regain their right to self-determination through a democratic or traditional mechanism acceptable to our people.… We are willing to move toward this noble goal. We consider this as part of our duty to defend humanity against the scourge of intolerance, violence and fanaticism.ahmad shah massoud
During the entire period of occupation of Afghanistan, we were the country that provided the most support to the Afghans.hossein shariatmadari
The [Afghans] understand the difficult truth that their best hope of freedom lies in a temporary experience of imperial rule.Michael Ignatieff
This was always the hard part. If you knew what was normal to the enemy, then everything became easy: you could lull them to sleep by feeding them normal, and you could scare the hell out of them by suddenly taking normal away. But normal to Afghans and Chechens was so different from normal to Russians that it took a bit of work for a man like Sokolov to establish what it was.neal stephenson
During the entire period of occupation of Afghanistan, we were the country that provided the most support to the Afghans .
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