Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Mired in the quag

Two more U.S. troops were killed today in Afghanistan, which I suppose we're supposed to care about more than we care about the dozens of Afghans who die in violence every day. It's costing us $10.17 million an hour, more than 3/4 of a trillion dollars so far. And now the Kenyan Muslim Socialist Atheist secret son of Malolm X in the White House has declared that the U.S. combat role in Afghanistan will continue in 2015.

Balance this against our actual interests in Afghanistan:

The only conceivable national interest the United States has in who governs Afghanistan is the illicit opium industry. And our $760 billion has not been well spent in that regard, since opium production in Afghanistan is now at an all time high. The last time opium production was effectively stopped in Afghanistan was when the Taliban ruled, before the U.S. invaded.

So what exactly the hell are we doing there? For $10.17 million an hour, I want more than zero.

1 comment:

Don Quixote said...

Thank you for this column!