Bored to death in Afghanistan (and DC)

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May 19, 2011
The Huffington Post
by Tom Engelhardt  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"So how is the war in Afghanistan going almost 10 years later? Or do you think that’s a non sequitur? I don’t, and let me suggest two reasons why: first, boredom; second, the missing learning curve. At home and abroad, whether judging by airline pilots or Washington’s war policy, Americans seem remarkably incapable of doing anything other than repeating the same self-defeating acts, as if they had never happened before. Hence Afghanistan." (05/19/11)  

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