Anand Gopal is the author of the just-published No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes. He reported on the Afghan War for the Wall Street Journal and the Christian Science Monitor and is now a fellow of the New America Foundation. Follow him on twitter @Anand_Gopal_.
Driven by the idée fixe that the world was rigidly divided into terrorist and non-terrorist camps, Washington allied with Afghan warlords and strongmen.
“We were dwarves under Mubarak,” said one protester. “Now we are giants.”
Protesters in Egypt all agree on one thing: Mubarak must go.