Monday, October 12, 2009

Quotable Steyn

Fetched by Moonbattery:

Mr. Obama's priorities lie not in the Hindu Kush but in America: Why squander your presidency on trying to turn an economically moribund feudal backwater into a functioning nation-state when you can turn a functioning nation-state into an economically moribund feudal backwater?

--Steyn (of course.)

I happen to disagree with those who think that "winning" in Afghanistan is required for the salvation of Western Civilization. Steyn may be over-estimating Afghanistan by calling it a '....moribund feudal backwater;' he could have left out "feudal" and been more accurate as to the governance structure.

But it's still a damn funny line.

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