Politics & Media
Sep 28, 2009, 05:49AM

"Each historical moment is different..."

Our Afghanistan policy -- have we found ourselves in another Vietnam?

The sun is setting over the Hindu Kush and tonight we finally end Ramadan and start the four day “Big” Eid holidays.  The kids behind the Taj didn’t have any fire works so they dug up their Dad’s AK and shot off a magazine.  By the time the guards and I got there in response the father was tanning his boys behind.  Ammo is expensive here and the boys just cranked off about 20 bucks worth – scaring the hell out of me and pissing their old man off to no end.  It is dark now and people are throwing firecrackers and cranking off automatic weapons fire at a regular clip.  Eid sucks because if there was a good time to attack a safe house full of internationals now would be that time.  But at least Ramadan is over and the boys will step up their game while stopping all the pissing and moaning about how thirsty they are or how they have no energy blah blah blah.  It was refraining from smoking cigarettes which was kicking their ass but they sucked it up well.


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