Monday, July 28, 2014

Sometimes Atrios Says It Best

He often does. Especially when it's about how we Americans conduct our war fun:

What Could Go Wrong

I'm amazed how little discussion there has been, over the years, about how maybe sending immense amount of weapons to regions supposedly filled with bad people who want to kill us wasn't such a good idea. Yes I know we were spreading peeance and freedom and in order to do that nothing was more important, after painting schools, than arming and training the local military (I'm not saying this makes any sense, but it was The Plan.) You know, I would have thought "free guns for Muslims" might have upset the Pam Geller wing of the Republican party a bit more than it did, but...
Over the past decade, the U.S. has poured unimaginable amounts of money into training and equipping Afghanistan’s army. Now, the Department of Defense office in charge of auditing the process is saying many of the 747,000 weapons given to the ANSF have gone missing and could end up fueling escalating attacks by Taliban insurgents if they fall into the wrong hands.
Just about right, Atrios. I wonder what's going to happen when we pull out of Afghanistan after 13 years. Any ideas?

Don't worry. We won.

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