Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Yuletide Greetings!

One of the main reasons I was skeptical in 2002 that invading Afghanistan would turn out to be a worthwhile application of U.S. military forces is highlighted in this video from the U.K. Grauniad. It was not at all difficult to foresee that Rumsfeld's strategy of outsourcing the war effort to the Northern Alliance would result in an explosion in poppy farming and opium production, with the attendant consequences so starkly displayed in the video linked above.

Look upon that, ye jingo American neoconservatives and liberal hawks— look upon your works, ye mighty, and exult in your power to liberate people from suffering. You will be remembered by generations of Afghans for what you have done. So will all your fellow Americans.

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