You will never convince people like this Afghani that democracy is worth having much less fighting for. --CA
What did Afghans gain ó and lose ó in a region that supported the Taliban?
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: The way the Taliban takeover looks depends on where you are in Afghanistan. We looked at the aftermath in an area where many people fought for the Taliban.
You see one side of Afghanistan here in Kabul, a city of millions with crowded streets and neighborhoods that go up the sides of a mountain valley. We're heading to see a different side of Afghanistan, though, rural Afghanistan, where the conditions and the politics are very different...
...INSKEEP: The desert sun was beating down, so we sat on the covered porch of a little white mosque by the cemetery.
When the Americans came and then stayed, they talked about democracy and freedom for Afghanistan. Does democracy mean anything to you?
MORSALIN: (Speaking Pashto).
INSKEEP: He said, "democracy comes from man, and Islam comes from God, so Islam is better." The idea that democracy and Islam could be compatible, that the old Afghan government was an Islamic republic was not the way that he thought about it.