The Carrot and the Stick

The more I think about it, the more I believe there is something fundamentally wrong about how we are waging war on Afghanistan. Why are we bombing the hell outta them with one hand and yet we are dropping food to them with the other? What’s up with that? We did not do this in any other war we’ve been involved in. Did we drop food on Dresden and Hamburg by day and firebomb them by night? I don’t think so…

If we feed these non-combatant folks it makes them happy to just sit there and munch instead of getting off their asses and getting rid of the regime that is starving them. That will make the job of the grunts that have to go in that much harder… Just as an aside, do you really think starving folks in Afghanistan know what peanut butter even is, much less what to do with it?

Lately on the news there has been lots of talk about what kind of “nation building” we are going to do after the war. Well, guess what! The purpose of war is to kill people and break stuff! The purpose of war is to get rid of people who threaten us… Setting up a new nation is their problem.

Let the United Nations pinheads do the “nation building”… they are no freaking good at anything else…

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