Western countries have poured billions into initiatives like this in Afghanistan and elsewhere, and they still don't like us. The South African mufti Ebrahim Desai put paid to any good that hearts-and-minds efforts might do a few years ago when he said: "In simple the Kuffaar [unbelievers] can never be trusted for any possible good they do. They have their own interest at heart."
"Germany to send 1,200 police to Afghanistan," from The Local, October 10 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
Germany is set to send 1,200 police to Afghanistan to train local law enforcement in a major boost to its commitment to the war-torn country, news magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday.
An official request for the officers would come in the next week from NATO, the magazine reported, citing sources within the transatlantic alliance.
The German officers would be needed for the "NATO Training Mission Afghanistan," which is due to start in April.
Under the program, some 10,000 foreign instructors would train the Afghan security forces as part of a major push by NATO to ready the strife-torn country to manage its own security affairs.
This is seen as vital if countries such as Germany, the United States and Great Britain are to begin withdrawing their military forces from the country....