Monday, December 22, 2008

Second time's the charm?

Here: MacKay sees risks in U.S. plan to arm tribal militias [in Afghanistan].

Isn't this the most delightfully and tragically ironic plan? In the 80s the USSR armed the Afghan national army to take care of the mujahideen. The U.S. armed the mujahideen, who overthrew the Soviet-supported government, and are now the new government, and the insurgents, and the tribal militias. So let's arm them some more, because it worked out really well last time.

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