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  •  Fortunately for Afghanistan (8+ / 0-)

    this moonbat knows its limitations - I figure if a country won't stay conquered under the likes of Tamerlane and Genghis Khan, then I probably don't want to stake my historical legacy on being able to hold it myself.

    •  It so blows me away... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...that these creatures numbskulls in Washington had the deranged notion that it would be no big deal to just waltz into Afghanistan and reorder it all.  In fact, such a trivial exercise that it would more or less take care of itself on back-burner status.

      You can't make this stuff up.  What was that thing about how those who don't learn the lessons of history are condemned to repeat it?  

      Damn.

      •  Things like that are self-correcting (3+ / 0-)

        If the mistakes are large enough, the US will lack the power to try anything similar for some time.

        The whole thing reminds me of King Sebastian of Portugal. Full of hubris, piss and vinegar, he decides to wage a crusade on Morocco. Against the better advice of his friends, relatives, vassals and allies, he gambles most of Portugal's treasury and a generation of it's finest men on an ill-advised and poorly planned and executed campaign.

        Of course he and his men were slaughtered.

        The result was that Portugal lost it's independence for sixty years, and never again played an international role equivalent to it's former glory.

        The major difference between King Sebastian and George W. though, is that King Sebastian died in battle, leading his men in a charge.

        George W. on the other hand, is a deserter and a terminal coward.

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