Wednesday, March 01, 2006

What can I say about that suit that hasn't already been said about Afghanistan?

Ah, Afghanistan.

The pre-Iraq. The minor errand we had to check off the list before getting to what Bush had been planning all along. The "hitting the dry cleaners on the way" of regime change.

What I love about this story is that Bush said virtually nothing *about* Afghanistan whilst *in* Afghanistan. True to form, he used the moment to talk about how Iran's nuclear ambitions are the worst thing to happen to the global community since "new" met "Coke." Oh, and how it's OK for India to use the same nuclear technology that Iran is trying to use, because of some trumped-up language about civilian energy needs (something has to power those call centers, right?).

All in all, another pointless, taxpayer-funded jaunt to a bombed-out country that the President used to continue his ceaseless self-aggrandizement and rationalize his failures. Though I'm not sure anyone ever expected it to be anything more.

1 comment:

  1. a truly norbiznessesque header.

    i remember, arguing over and over and over and over with ppl that there was simply no precedent or will - regardless of the administration - to "fixing" that failed state with military action. ted rall even suggested that as far as military targets go, pakistan would've been more appropriate.

    it's even possible to detect the shifting rationales tactic employed per the iraq invasion as well - first it was 'dead or alive,' then it was about freeeing afghanis from the taliban, then rescuing afghani women.