Never forget…the USA is the bestest, freest, greatest nation God every gave to the world. It stands as a beacon of perfection for all of those dirty, poor people who had the misfortune to be born in that cesspool know as ‘the rest of the world’. Thank goodness we aren’t socialist drones like those in Sweden where the people lead drab little lives, forced to surrender their fruits of their labors to prop up a corrupt, inefficient system.
Looks like Sweden is planning to stay in Afghanistan for awhile.
Sweden’s governing Alliance coalition wants to extend the mandate of Swedish forces in Afghanistan and is prepared to increase the military budget if the situation demands it.
That’s pretty interesting since Sweden, not even a member of NATO, could totally back out (it only has 500 soldiers in country) with little to no fallout. Yet, very few of the political parties are demanding a withdrawal. This may be part of a bigger drive to stay relevant on the international stage and wield more influence than one would think for such a small nation.
Still, it’s not all peaches and cream. If you cut yourself, you better not try playing doctor or you’re likely to find yourself being investigated for “suspicion of arbitrary conduct for having used hospital equipment without authorization.”
And, of course, how could I leave out the dancing cop from Malmo: