Is it too soon to say Our Man told you so? Seems like two of his Nostrodamusuvian predictions for the Obama Administration have come true - already. OK, they weren't exactly hard calls: bi-partisanship won't work out like it said on the packet (Republicans don't like working for Democrats shock) and a foreign adventure will turn into a nightmare. Eh? What foreign adventure? This one. Redeploying 17,000 troops from Iraq to Afghanistan. Give the fella a chance, it might work out just fine in the end. Our Man begs to differ.
History is against him.
The Brits at the height of the Empire failed to subdue the place, the Commies failed to do it, the Bush baby with help from NATO failed to do it, why should it be different this time? Because Mr O. promises change. Hmmm. It's nice to believe we can always forge our own path, but no respect for the past means we are forever doomed to repeat the same mistakes, proving that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Here's a little video, offered free to Our Man's keen students of history:
By the way, many thanks to Motsamai for this link here, proving that a little historical perspective and copious amounts of alcohol are not always a bad thing. Take, hic, heart Nakagawa-san.