Wouldn’t it work better if both the US Government and the Taliban simply contracted with the Afghan National Army to do all of the fighting? The Duffle Blog poked fun at the situation, but it’s a grim reminder of the wasted American lives in Afghanistan.
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN — Controversy engulfed both U.S. Cental Command (CENTCOM) and the Taliban on Saturday, when both were revealed to be outsourcing combat operations to the Afghan National Army (ANA).
At CENTCOM, lawyers were busy reviewing contracts with the ANA and proposing changes to ensure a firewall between ANA operations conducted at U.S. taxpayer expense and those done on behalf of the Taliban.
“In principle, there’s nothing wrong with the ANA accepting contracts from other parties,” Press Secretary Jay Carney asserted at a press conference late last week. “But there have to be protections and internal controls to avoid conflicts of interest for all parties.” (h/t Duffle Blog)
A Challenge for Liberals
Timing is Everything
(Huffington Post) Hillary Clinton Named Liberty Medal Recipient, Ceremony Set For September 10, 2013
Clinton will receive the medal in a Sept. 10 ceremony at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.“The Liberty Medal recognizes individuals who have furthered the ideals of freedom, democracy, and equality, often against great odds,” said Jeffrey Rosen, National Constitution Center president and CEO. “Hillary Clinton has devoted her life to expanding opportunities for `We the People’ not just in this country but around the globe.”
The War on Fountain Drinks
“I reject your reality and substitute my own.”
|h/t dale for the graphic|
The American Medical Association has officially classified obesity as a disease, thus opening the door to government regulation to protect you from yourself. Mayor Bloomberg may have fired the first shot in New York City, but the regulations are still being formulated on a federal level.
Amnesty without a Secure Border?
For the sake of a few votes in the next election?
(CNET) The U.S. government has demanded that major Internet companies divulge users’ stored passwords, according to two industry sources familiar with these orders, which represent an escalation in surveillance techniques that has not previously been disclosed.
If the government is able to determine a person’s password, which is typically stored in encrypted form, the credential could be used to log in to an account to peruse confidential correspondence or even impersonate the user. Obtaining it also would aid in deciphering encrypted devices in situations where passwords are reused.
An Ode to Texas Weddings
There is love and then there is everlasting love.
|How do you tell the groom at a Texas Wedding?|