[ExI] riots again
mbb386 at main.nc.us
Fri Oct 5 13:27:18 UTC 2012
> framework that deals with the outside world.
> It's as if *nobody at all* had studied the history of
> previous military interventions in Afghanistan. By which
> I'm not just talking about the Soviets; it's like nobody
> had heard of the Anglo-Afghan Wars, much less the grisly
> fate of General Elphinstone's Expedition during the 1842
> Retreat from Kabul -- the worst defeat ever inflicted on
> the British Empire.
Exactly so. When we started there I said to my kids,
"Someone has not read their Kipling lately..."
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