Tag Archive | afghanistan

Blair’s memoir….a tough choice resolved

This blog notes with mixed feelings that Tony Blair’s  eagerly awaited (it says here) memoir, A Journeyman: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bush Family, is rocketing up the Amazon best seller list. This happy event is due in no small part to St Teflon’s pledge to donate all royalties from the book, […]

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Don’t tempt me….

Old Holborn, Tory Bear, forelock duly tugged, gentlemen.

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In the end they will destroy themselves

STRONGEST POSSIBLE CONTENT WARNING! NOT SAFE FOR WORK! Not that I imagine that this is by any means an isolated incident, but it is evidence of something free thinkers have long known to be self-evident, namely that the warped logic of the fanatical political extremist eventually leads him to his own self-destruction. Thanks to the […]

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Too soon, Charlie, too soon

A singular man and a political maverick. We are poorer for his passing. After the Soviets left, Charlie kept fighting for the Afghan people and warned against abandoning that traumatised country to its fate — a warning we should have heeded then, and should remember today. Quite.

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New cash crop could be solution to Afghanistan

It seems the Obama administration will leave no stone unturned (or should that be no turn unstoned?) in the search for a fix in Afghanistan. Obama team tries to hash out new plan for Afghanistan An interesting alternative to smacking down the Taliban, I suppose. Badoom….tish!

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