November 11, 2009
Here We Go Again

Excellent piece at Leninís Tomb on the Soviet Unionís 1979 military (the Soviets were already present in many other respects) invasion of Afghanistan. The parallels to our own Afghan idiocy just keep on piling upÖ


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at November 11, 2009 11:11 AM
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So, in Viet Nam we knew we could do it better than the French. And in Afghanistan we know we can do better than the Russians. Trouble is we don't know what better is and, as Pete Seeger says, the Big Fool says to push on.

Posted by: montag on November 11, 2009 7:42 PM
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