Tuesday, July 23, 2013

War in Afghanistan: It's official! The United States just won

From Eric Dondero:

Doesn't get any more definitive than this. Like Germany and Japan in the 1950s and '60's after suffering defeat by US-led Armed Forces, Afghanistan is now well on its way to adopting American culture. 

Actually, it's strikingly similar to the long-running hipster (and slightly cutesy inauthentic) EuroVision. But comparisons to American Idol are apt, as well. 

From DigitalMusic.com, June 28,
Afghanistan's Got Talent will be the 55th adaptation of the show, following recent Brazilian and Kazakhstan installments.  Judges and a celebrity host are yet to be announced. 
 "There may be a war raging in Afghanistan - but people are still living their lives and they enjoy watching TV just like anyone else." 
From the description:
Religious hardliners have called for a jihad against Afghanistan's popular western inspired television shows, condemning the way they showcase unveiled women singing and dancing. 
Since the ousting of the Taliban in 2001, the country's shows have become increasingly more westernized with Afghanistan's young population producing their own versions of their western favourites.
No way in hell, the Taliban can compete with this. The horse is out of the proverbial gate. And the left-libertarians and other non-interventionists said we could never win.   

(My personal favorite Euro-trash band Jedward - photo above. If Jedward ever makes it to Kabuhl or Qandahar, that's game, set, match!)

8 comments:

jimmyjones5 said...

Does this mean we can finally bring the troops home?

Eric Dondero said...

Sure. I think we ought to leave some advisors there, a small security force just to give them some confidence. But, yeah. Bring 'em home!

Eric Dondero said...

Does this finally mean the left-libertarians will admit they were wrong?

KN@PPSTER said...

At least one left-libertarian -- me -- thought that it was possible to win the Afghan war. The way to win it was to root out and liquidate al Qaeda instead of fucking around with "regime change" and "nation building."

But of course I was wrong. The Afghan war was in fact unwinnable, and no amount of Eric Dondero screaming "official!" will change the fact that it was yet another decade-plus lost US war.

Gary said...

Not one American should have died for this.

mitsukurina said...

"Not one American should have died for this."

For what? Killing the masterminds of 911 and the Cole attack?

jimmyjones5 said...

Dumb Gary means we should've sent blacks and browns over there. He doesn't count them as Americans.

Rational Nation USA said...

What a bunch of crap. GWB should have finished the job rooting out bin Laden, destroyed the Taliban and brought the troops home.

But no, he took his eye off the goal concocting a bullshit need to hit Iraq thus destabilizing the region, costing American lives needlessly, and spending billions while he icreased the national debt and drove deficits.

But yeah, according to Eric we won. Guess it depends on ones definition of winning.