Tuesday, February 13, 2007

 

Charlie Wilson Would Approve

Now, I think that it's terrible that Iran is killing American troops in Iraq, but how different is this from what we did to the Soviets in Afghanistan? I know some will think that this comment reeks of moral relativism, but frankly, it shouldn't surprise anyone that the Iranians are participating in such actions - they had a great teacher.

Those looking for more background would be well-advised to read Charlie Wilson's War by George Crile - it's a chilling example of what a billion dollars or so in well-selected small arms can do to a modern superpower. I suspect that no one in the current administration has a clue as to this piece of recent history.

Comments:
I think America needs to be careful when waging war on such an influential country, or we'll all be at war. Needs to be an excellent reason to wage war.
 
"Now, I think that it's terrible that Iran is killing American troops in Iraq, but how different is this from what we did to the Soviets in Afghanistan?"

The difference is then it was us killing commies for the purpose of checking the spread of communism. This is a case of Islamo-Fascist's killing American Soldiers in an attempt to check the spread of ... well, I admit, I am not sure what exactly we are spreading, but their (Islamist's) claim is to hate all the things I love, so I guess it don't matter too much at this point why we are over there.
 
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