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(The Weekly Standard)   Don't take this literally, but never get out of the boat   (weeklystandard.com) divider line 17
    More: Followup, Afghanistan, Americans, Anne Smedinghoff, U.S. Foreign Service, suicide vest, boats, security officials, diplomats  
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2013-04-12 11:35:34 AM
We're in Afghanistan, lost, so I think we should do a 200-yard walk thru this dangerous area instead of driving the distance in our armored convoy. What's the worse that could happen?
 
2013-04-12 12:39:23 PM
I knew it!  Reading is NOT fundamental, it's dangerous.
 
2013-04-12 12:42:01 PM
I think we're going to need a bigger boat.
 
2013-04-12 12:43:38 PM
What a smedinghead.
 
2013-04-12 12:54:30 PM
Man in the boat overboard!
/monkey woman

www.deliberationroom.com
 
2013-04-12 01:05:57 PM
That's what she said.
 
2013-04-12 01:54:56 PM
"Delivering books?"  How sad that we pay diplomats so poorly that they have to moonlight for Amazon.
 
2013-04-12 01:57:52 PM
cinemasights.files.wordpress.com

Absolutely goddam right...
 
2013-04-12 02:02:18 PM

EngineerBoy: [cinemasights.files.wordpress.com image 425x215]

Absolutely goddamn right...


---- Came for THAT quote, leaving satisfied after a short scroll.
 
2013-04-12 02:53:39 PM
Or don't believe your own propaganda about how the locals love you, we're winning, etc.?
 
2013-04-12 03:10:01 PM
Go to some 3rd world shiat-hole for any reason what so ever and die.... no sympathy.

(military sent there excluded, but barely)
 
2013-04-12 04:06:21 PM
Been there, done that.
Well, not there, was another chithole.
Well, not giving books, was giving immunizations, antibiotics and stuff.

Hard to describe why this sort of thing seems like a good idea at the time, but it did.
Admire this diplomat!
Unless it was a CIA spookathon.

Oh yea, and Never get out of the Boat!
 
2013-04-12 04:28:37 PM
Got to be a mango tree around here somewhere.....
 
2013-04-12 05:08:22 PM
Ha! Awesome.

I really hope that the security detail put up a fight over opting to go for a walk instead of driving vehicles.

/subby
 
2013-04-12 05:17:02 PM
PBR Street gang, this is Almighty
 
2013-04-12 07:54:51 PM

EngineerBoy: [cinemasights.files.wordpress.com image 425x215]

Absolutely goddam right...


Unless you were goin' all the way.
 
2013-04-12 08:26:33 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com

Why is that exactly?
 
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