Thursday, April 02, 2009

Wish I'd said that

I would also venture that 30 years from now people are going to look back and see America’s relationship with India and China as rising great powers as more important issues than our relationship with Pashto-speaking town elders in rural Afghanistan
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M Yglesias

Yeah but the Uzbeck speaking youths are key.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Then, why is President Obama having Afghans and Pakistanis bombed and missiled?

Anonymous said...

http://www.juancole.com/2009/04/top-ten-ways-us-is-turning-afghanistan.html

April 3, 2009

Top Ten Ways the US is Turning Afghanistan into Iraq
By Juan Cole

[Obama bombs and Obama missiles and Obama bullets and Obama soldiers and Obama money.]

Anonymous said...

What is a little comforting is to know that Europeans are not rushing to send troops to Afghanistan, but to have President Obama speak in threatening tones to "young" Europeans to pitch for troops is beyond understanding.

Anonymous said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/04/world/europe/04prexy.html?ref=world

April 4, 2009

Obama Takes Charm Offensive to Young People
By HELENE COOPER

Obama Connects With Young Europeans
By HELENE COOPER

President Obama told a crowd of young people in France that “America is changing, but it cannot be America alone that changes.”

[As the Pied Piper leading on to Afghanistan and Pakistan.]