Beau: Afghanistan fell because the US policy is to build countries that depend on it

Afghanistan fell not because of military failure, but because US Foreign Policy seeks to build an empire of weak states that are dependent on it, that can not ally with others.

But if we acknowledge this is our policy, we have to acknowledge American Empire.
  • This goes beyond failed strategy to failed Doctrine.
  • We wanted the government of Afghanistan to be just strong enough to do what we told them.
We need to develop a foreign policy where countries align with us, not out fear of collapse, but because we are leading the world in the right direction.