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Victory at last?

June 29, 2011
Marshall Independent

To the editor:

For much of the last decade our western European "friends and allies" have looked down their oh so sophisticated noses at us for the way we have prosecuted the wars that we have been engaged in since 9/11.

Well, at long last we now have a foreign policy in place for our ongoing engagement in Afghanistan that even the French could take pride in.

France, that paradigm of sophistication, who after 300 plus years of honing their skills in cultural etiquette had, by the time WWI rolled around, taken sophistication to a level where they could drink wine, eat cheese and wave white flags all at the same time, a skill that they put to good use on many occasions during the last century.

President Obama announced last week that the draw down of the "surge troops" in Afghanistan would begin later this year and be completed when our enemies declare a surrender, no wait, my mistake, the draw down will be completed just in time for the Democratic National Convention in 2012, how convenient.

The left in this country must be brimming with pride as it's been 36 years since the last time that they could claim such a victory, a victory that cost 2-4 million Southeast Asians their lives at the hands of the Viet Cong and Khmer Rouge.

Actually no, the left is still angry because the draw down of the "surge troops" is still not enough for them.

Meanwhile, our sworn enemy and much less sophisticated brethren Al Quida and the Taliban are sitting in the Hindu Kush paging through the Ikea catalog picking out furniture and area rugs for their much anticipated return to Kabul.

What's that I hear in the distance? Oh, it's Federal Express ringing the doorbell at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. with a special delivery from France, a box of freshly pressed white flags, what timing.

D.M. Juhl




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