Afghanistan has been part of British India along with Burma and what is Bangladesh and Pakistan.Today's India has close relationship with Afghanistan.T his relationship is centuries old and has continued after the independence.Many Afghans have studied in India like its current president. Currently I sense a resentment forMr Karzai in public and media. We should not look at these nations as our protectorates to build and destroy at our pleasure.Leaders of these nations when nurtured become like your grown children ,who do not always obey. Any American leader looking at this area should know the historic ties of this region with a broader view.Hindukush mountains are long called that. Hinduism, Buddhism and even older traditions have prevailed in the region for long time.It is birth place of one of the oldest continuous civilisations.
It should be battle against terrorism and fundamentalism .
India ,United states ,Russia, Pakistan ,UK,Spain.All have suffered from it.Iran has not helped terrorist in Afghanistan as they see Taliban and AL Qaeda as their enemy .Taliban have killed many Shia Muslims and alienated Iran. THREE ROUTES SPELL WIN WIN WIN FOR AFGHAN'S