War is Peace – Afghanistan’s Surge

Obama has approved the use of up to 13,000 more troops in Afghanistan, just days after being selected for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Afghanistan is often called the “graveyard of empires,” because well, empires tend to destroy themselves in the hopeless pursuit of conquering this almost worthless tract of land.  The only strategic interest is regional and related to the logistics of oil.  At best, it would be convenient to run pipes through the country – if the locals weren’t so intent on destroying them.

Many natives of Afghanistan are saying they just want to be left alone by the Taliban, Americans, and other various meddlers who want to tell them what to grow, how to worship, or who to obey.  That just wouldn’t be peaceful, I guess.

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