Saturday, June 11, 2011
What did they expect?
If you launch a scheme which is economically illiterate, culturally inept and politically obtuse, there is a fairly good chance that it is going to fail. This is entirely predictable, it was predicted and thoroughly analysed, and still our rulers persevere with their stupidity.
But because they are our rulers, they know everything. They do not acknowledge that they can make mistakes (it is always someone else's fault), and do not have to pay for the consequences of their actions. Thus, they not only never learn, they are incapable of learning.
This seems to be something of a theme, which tends to alter your perspective on what to do with our corrupt and useless government. Certainly, expecting it to change voluntarily is a complete waste of time.
In the meantime, our idiot military brass and their political leaders will continue to make fools of themselves, wasting our money into the bargain, while the "primitive" Afghanis run rings round them. Just maybe, they have more to teach us than we have to teach them.