Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Troops on crack

AfghanA friend passes on comments from the troops in Afghanistan that with a few more helicopter spare parts and 800 extra troops, they could win the battle against the insurgency that is now killing more soldiers than the war in Iraq.

Given that the Afghans drove out a Soviet army of over 120,000 troops in the 80s, and that NATO is recruiting tens of thousands of poppy farmers to the Taliban through their anti-opium campaign, soldiers who think another 800 troops will win the war are smoking too much of the opium they are trying to eradicate :(

UPDATE: David Borden laments the failure of both US political parties to understand this issue.

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