An important point:
It is not true that Afghans are incapable of democracy because they’re a “tribal society”. Afghans were fighting to build democracy.
They were betrayed by corrupt leaders.
We should not wash our hands of the Afghan people, whether they are Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, Uzbeks, or anyone else.
It is frustrating to hear people denigrating that entire society.
As someone who worked in that region, I want my friends to know that there are thousands of brave people there who want – and deserve – democracy and transparent governance.
This is as true today as it was last week.
Human rights are universal.