Lost & Misrepresented Voices of Afghanistan Chapter 4 Page 28

greater urgency and need to expand control over a dysfunctional and inhabitable and fractured land that desperately needed to be controlled by the West. This is the image that various politicians represented in to dominate and control a land that they have long since tried to conquer fully.

Politicians have used the 9/11 incidents within Afghanistan to promote the need to control it. Matinuddin simply states that:

Some Americans, however, began to acknowledge that they had a moral responsibility to take a greater interest in trying to resolve the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. They simply could not walk away after having spent $3billion arming the Afghans. (Matinuddin, 1999, p.160)

Matinuddin certainly raises some rather interesting and also