Has her neck always been that long? Holy crap!
Actually Annie, the “timely reminder” should be Russia collapsed after losing that war because it was broke. We defeated communism in Afghanistan so the Taliban could take over, another great American policy fuckup. If the lesson you take from this movie is we should stay in Iraq, you are a fool. America’s religious belief in war and occupation is going to be our undoing as a solvent democracy. As an aside, Communists are better at feminism than then Taliban.
The war's been over for years. It's an occupation.
@2 - we had known in military circles that the USSR was essentially broke for quite a while then. Most of our tactics were based on that, even if we never admitted it in public (secrecy).
The lesson is that Iraq is bleeding us dry for a war that has nothing to do with America's long term goals.
Oil is 19th century thinking. Just look at where the auto IPOs are being financed - not oil based.
How fucked are Iraq and Afghanistan? We'll see.
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