Monday, October 24, 2011

Dumb Story of the Day

I read a number of breathless dispatches concerning a statement that Hamid Karzai, the current majordomo of Afghanistan, made concerning which side he'd take should the United States and Pakistan go to war. Karzai said he'd pick the Pakistanis and we're apparently supposed to be outrageously outraged about this, since the U.S. has been in Afghanistan for a decade and all that.

Let's look at this rationally. First, while we are in Afghanistan now, we are likely to leave eventually. Pakistan isn't going anywhere and it's usually smart not to antagonize your neighbors. Second, I'm not aware of any circumstance in which the United States and Pakistan would go to war. Other than that, a fine story.

1 comment:

Gino said...

as if afghanistan would be of much to anybody in an inter-continental conflict...