Monday, July 06, 2009

Unshitting The Bed

Somebody emailed me asking what I really think about Afghanistan. The truth is I have no idea. The fact that 9/11 may have provided a moral justification for an invasion of the country doesn't actually mean that, with hindsight especially, it was good idea given how much George Bush fucked everything up. And, yes, George Bush is a complete fuckup who will fuck everything up was a perfectly valid reason to oppose that war, too, at the time.

As for going forward? Well, as with Iraq the conceit is that we need to stick around to make sure everything doesn't fall apart. I guess we can keep applying scotch type in perpetuity, but...

As I said, I don't know. I asked the question because the question isn't asked enough. Since that one was "the good war" compared with Iraq, there's less questioning of whether we should have a continued presence. Ultimately... to what end? I have no idea.