Saturday, March 06, 2010
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
When not plotting at how to socialize American health care, Congress has been busy losing the war in Afghanistan through an example of shockingly bad foreign policy judgment. Traditionally, Afghanistan has been between two spheres of influence, Russia and Turkey. (Read about the Crimean war if you do not believe me.) It is a cinch that Russia does not want us in Afghanistan. Now, the Congress is making our name mud with the Turks, too! By condemning as genocide the killing of Armenians in 1915, the Congress has stated the obvious. They have also burned a very crucial bridge, pissing off the one Islamic country that does not totally hate us. Or did not totally hate us until now. Good job, guys.