It’s been awhile since I last wrote about Afghanistan. (Un)fortunately, not much has changed:
The Air Force is still trying to prove they can win a counterinsurgency campaign from 25,000 feet.
For about the hundredth time, claims are being made that Pakistan is going to seriously fight the Taliban (this time they even crossed their hearts!)
The Kabul zoo is even less interesting to visit.
Ok, that last sentence wasn’t entirely fair. I know a lot of some evangelicals that I respect deeply, trust implicitly and they don’t have a proselytizing bone in their body. I just get really peeved when I read this crap.
“The special forces guys — they hunt men basically. We do the same things as Christians, we hunt people for Jesus. We do, we hunt them down,” he says.
“Get the hound of heaven after them, so we get them into the kingdom. That’s what we do, that’s our business.”
Look this counterinsurgency thing is hard. Can we at least agree to not screw up the easy stuff like feeding fears that we’re some sort of crusader army planning on converting everyone?
On the brighter side…I am really enjoying the Ministry of State Failure Blog more and more. I do wish he’d get off blogger since it seems every government computer out there blocks those sites (thank goodness WordPress has escaped their clutches thus far).