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Rainmakers in Foggy Bottom

Think trying to rebuild a war-torn, 14th century country, isolated from any reliable supply line, and surrounded by hostile countries is difficult?  Try finding a spot for a filing cabinet in the Afghan Embassy in Washington, DC. 

In the report After Scuffle at Afghan Embassy, a Spotlight on Connections, The New York Times stumbles across a few of the countless reasons Afghanistan is more than a country that simply needs a little help.  If this is how they treat themselves, imagine how they treat Americans, Brits, Canadians, Germans, Latvians, Mongolians, French, Spanish, Italians, Jordanians, Polish, Turks, etc., etc.  But you don’t have to imagine.  If you watch the news, they don’t just punch, they often kill.  And it’s getting better all the time.

There is a simple solution:  The Afghan installing the file cabinet needs to give the file cabinet to the objecting Afghan with a payment for the honor of trying to help (all paid with U.S. cash, of course).

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