This diary is part of an ongoing series called Two Minutes Hate, in which the author enjoys several minutes of cathartic anger at the douchebag of the day. Lovers of reasoned, intelligent debate need not read on.
In it, he turned his INVALUABLE intellect to the problem of Afghanistan, and came to the conclusion that
Genius...sometimes consists of knowing when to stop
Let us set aside the question of whether the suggestions he makes are good ones. Let's ignore the fact that his specific policy prescription, namely
America should do only what can be done from offshore, using intelligence, drones, cruise missiles, airstrikes and small, potent Special Forces units, concentrating on the porous 1,500-mile border with Pakistan, a nation that actually matters.
makes NO FUCKING SENSE (it's not possible to use air power and Spec Ops to patrol a 1500-mile border with anything resembling effectiveness).
In fact, let's dismiss the whole question of whether Afghanistan is even a worthwhile war.
The chief outstanding question in my head is as follows: Where the flying FUCK have you been, George "The 'F' Stands For Fucker" Will?
Where were you the last EIGHT GODDAMN YEARS? I don't know if you noticed, but we were fighting in Afghanistan under a President that wasn't a Democrat. Shocking, I know, because you've got the attention span of an inattentive turtle, but if Afghanistan has been an unwinnable waste of life, it has been so for much longer than since (to pick a day totally at random) January 20th, 2009.
The fact is, I know exactly where you were: busy toeing the Republican Party Talking Points. As long as it was a Republican war, it wasn't worth your precious time to speak out. But now that a Democrat is in charge, suddenly it's a HUGE mistake that Barack Obama bears TOTAL responsibility for.
The most shocking thing to me is how liberals have rallied around him like he's some sort of noble figure taking a courageous stand. He would be a noble figure taking a courageous stand if he had written this column at any point during the last eight godawful years. But the fact is, he's a brainless conservative lackey who only sees the folly in Afghanistan because it's suddenly under the command of a liberal.
Fuck you, George Will.
UPDATED SCUMBAGGERY: I don't know how I missed this the first time, but:
...Pakistan, a nation that actually matters.
Man, the condescension is TANGIBLE. It's about a half-step from out-and-out RACIST. Does this guy even have editors?