I canâ€™t remember when a news story has aggravated me as much as the shitstorm in Afghanistan over the burning of copies of the Koran. Youâ€™ll note that I did not include the seemingly important word â€œinadvertentâ€ to the describe the burning of the books. Iâ€™m sure it was inadvertent, but you know what? I really donâ€™t give a shit whether it was inadvertent or not. American taxpayers bought those books, and Iâ€™ll be damned if I know why. You think anyone held captive in an Islamic country is given a Bible, courtesy of the state?
Iâ€™ve had Muslims and their goddamned â€œoutrageâ€ over this and that right up to my eyeballs. These illiterate pigs go nuts over the burning of Korans, and the President of the United States sends a groveling apology to Hamid Karzai. Well, that worked out real well. After the apology issued, two American officers were shot in the back of the head.
And now, (at least according to the Afghan National Website), NATO has agreed to publicly try â€œthose responsibleâ€ for burning the Korans. So, that means that some GI who had the misfortune of pulling the garbage burning detail will stand trial because some Korans were in the trash? If The One permits such a travesty, he should immediately be impeached. I pity the military men and women who have to serve under this pathetic excuse for the Commander-in-Chief.
And yes, we should get the hell out of Afghanistan right now, and I mean right now. No phased withdrawal. I mean right goddamned now â€“ and leave nothing useful behind. Further, not one dime of aid should find its way to that shithole.
Let them wallow in the seventh century.