Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Annals of Duh

Taliban "poised to retake Afghanistan" after NATO, says Reuters.

I'm sorry, is there supposed to be some kind of surprise here? I mean, we've spent the last 10 years basically demonstrating that we can't control events in Afghanistan, and proving that the best simulacrum of a national government that we can create requires constant infusions of cash and a military that costs several times the entire GDP of the country, so it is supposed to be illuminating when someone observes that as soon as we stop all of that, things will collapse?

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