Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Rice Wants to Follow Afghan Model in Iraq

What, you mean the model where we go in, change a lot of things for the better, only to have them all undone when we all but leave to focus our resources on other operations that make far less sense? Well, there's a few things wrong with that plan. First, we really haven't done much good in Iraq in the first place. Sure we got rid of Saddam, but a lot of other things came down with him, stable, secular government, working infrastructure, women's rights, etc. Second, we've already pretty much made a long term commitment in Iraq, and to largely abandon it the way we did Afghanistan would be all but impossible without making that guy you worship look like a flip-flopper. And finally, even if we could successfully abandon Iraq, we'd be hard pressed to find somewhere else to invade that made any less sense than invading Iraq did. I guess we could invade one of our allies or something, but that would come along with its own set of problems. Also, I think we're fresh out of NFL players who can be sacrificed as heroes. Anyway, I don't think we can really handle Iraq like we did Afghanistan, and if anyone ever paid any attention to Afghanistan anymore, we might find looking back, that that model wasn't really all that successful in the first place.

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Gypsy Rose said...

Maybe she means the Afghan model from 1989, where after a halfhearted attempt to aid in the Afghan war, the Russians, the US and the UN abandon the country leaving it to become a hotbed for Osama and terrorists.

Then yes, I agree, eventually we will be following the Afghan model.

John Howard said...

Yeah, that must be what she meant.

Me4Prez said...

I think she was talking about putting a bunch of throw rugs down to cover up the bomb marks

GayProf said...

Maybe Condi is just a big fan of opium. After all the "Afghan Model" has increased the heroin and opium supply. Perhaps she wants Iraq as a big poppy field.

Gary said...


Hey John...I thought you might be interested in this. You have been on the right side of this issue in the past, and I am trying to make as much noise as I can. Sorry to take this approach in the comments.

The Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment to the US Constitution is back on the agenda as of tomorrow.

Senator Brownback(Repug-KS)is reintroducing the measure in committee.

Seems those "terror" warnings aren't working as well as they used to, so they are going for the FAG card instead!

I hate being a WEDGE issue!

Details are on my page.

Thanks for the ear.

The Divine Miss Em said...

OT - John, no email address? OK, I wanted to send you this:

1- Go to

2- Type in "Failure" without the quotes

3- Instead of hitting "Search," hit "I'm Feeling Lucky"

4- Look at it and laugh at what comes up

5- Tell your friends before the people at Google fix it!

Me4Prez said...

I have never tried opium, but I have known people from Jordan who were big fans of hashish. Maybe we should go with a Jordanian model

sumo said...

Our next tour of bombing is going to take us to Canada...because they ae giving us trouble about fuel...and are offering it to naturally we have to show them our 'dick' is bigger. Iraq should be happy with that thought.

John Howard said...

Hey Gary, I'll check that out, that whole issue really frustrates me.

Emily, my email address is johnhoward00 at yahoo dot com, I've seen that before, I don't think Google is going to do anything to change it, it's been that way for a while.

I'm all for going to war with Canada, where do they get off speaking French?