Sunday, October 13, 2013

Afghanistan after the Invasion

I was always less concerned about the war in Afghanistan than the one in Iraq. Part of the reason was that Afghanistan was about the worst place in the world to live. Average life expectancies were in the low 40s, few countries do worse. There just wasn't much chance that having our military there would make the country more dangerous.

What I didn't realize was just how much having us there helped. The average life expectancy is on track to increase by twenty years since we invaded!

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