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The Irrelevant Quagmire

Prof Hall at Spacecraft notes a commentary in the Roanoke Times, titled “The Relevant Quagmire: Russia in Afghanistan” that compares the Russian invasion of Afghanistan to the US invasion of Iraq.

I know the Left eats this stuff up, but it’s really pretty silly. I understand that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I don’t have time to listen to rhetoric that is either ignorant or dishonest. Most of the moral equivilance and the “why do they hate us?” thinking falls into both of these categories.

Give me a a little time and I could compare the Allied invasion of Iraq in 2003 to both the German invasion of Russia in 1941 and the Allied invasion of France in 1944. And nearly every other invasion of anyone by anyone in any year. But that wouldn’t mean that my comparisons were fair, honest, or informative.

Prof Hall pastes the original column (since it doesn’t have a permalink) and his letter to the editor in response to the commentary. I urge MO readers to head over and read entire. Especially those of you who go on and on about the American “empire.”