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Saturday, June 10, 2006

What's Happening in Afghanistan?

Bush's Bubble:
"People all over the world are watching the experience here in Afghanistan. I hope the people of Afghanistan understand that democracy takes hold. We like stories of young girls going to school for the first time so they can realise their potential. We appreciate the free press. We are enthralled when we see an entrepreuneurial class grow up where people are able to grow up and realise their dreams."
-Bush, speaking in Kabul on March 1, 2006

Reality:
The worst three weeks of violence since the fall of the Taliban have left more than 500 people dead, the U.S.-led coalition said Saturday.

Fighting on Saturday killed six insurgents and three police, officials said. Late Friday, a top Afghan intelligence agent narrowly survived a bomb attack on his convoy that killed three other people near the capital, Kabul.

Much of the recent Taliban fighting is believed funded by the country's $2.8 billion trade in opium and heroin — about 90 percent of the world's supply.

The daily violence has raised fears of a Taliban resurgence almost five years after the Islamic extremists were driven out by a U.S.-led invasion for harboring al-Qaida.

8 Comments:

At 6/10/2006 9:15 PM, Anonymous the blogger's friendly friend said...

Only you would be reading about Afghanistan on Saturday night at 8:42 pm.

;-)

 
At 6/10/2006 9:17 PM, Anonymous the blogger's friendly friend said...

A Plan to Get Out of Our National Debt

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of America, and bravely served his country as Director of the United
States Central Intelligence Agency.


In the decade of the nineteen-eighties, my father, then Vice
President of the United States of America, sought to work with the
good offices of the President of the Republic of Iraq to regain lost
oil revenue sources in the neighboring Islamic Republic of Iran. This
unsuccessful venture was soon followed by a falling-out with his
Iraqi partner, who sought to acquire additional oil revenue sources
in the neighboring Emirate of Kuwait, a wholly-owned U.S.-British
subsidiary.

My father re-secured the petroleum assets of Kuwait in 1991 at a cost
of sixty-one billion U.S. dollars ($61,000,000,000). Out of that
cost, thirty-six billion dollars ($36,000,000,000) were supplied by
his partners in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf
monarchies, and sixteen billion dollars ($16,000,000,000) by German
and Japanese partners. But my father's former Iraqi business partner
remained in control of the Republic of Iraq and its petroleum reserves.

My family is calling for your urgent assistance in funding the
removal of the President of the Republic of Iraq and acquiring the
petroleum assets of his country, as compensation for the costs of
removing him from power. Unfortunately, our partners from 1991 are
not willing to shoulder the burden of this new venture, which in its
upcoming phase may cost the sum of 100 billion to 200 billion dollars
($100,000,000,000 - $200,000,000,000), both in the initial
acquisition and in long-term management.

Without the funds from our 1991 partners, we would not be able to
acquire the oil revenue trapped within Iraq. That is why my family
and our colleagues are urgently seeking your gracious assistance. Our
distinguished colleagues in this business transaction, include the
sitting Vice President of the United States of America, Richard
Cheney, who is an original partner in the Iraq venture as the former
head of Halliburton company, and Condoleeza Rice, whose professional
dedication to the venture was demonstrated in the naming of a Chevron
oil tanker after her.

I would beseech you to transfer a sum equaling ten to twenty-five
percent (10-25%) of your yearly income to our account to aid in this
important venture. The Internal Revenue Service of the United States
of America will function as our trusted intermediary. I propose that
you make this transfer before the fifteenth (15th) of the month of
april.

I know that a transaction of this magnitude would make anyone
apprehensive and worried. But I am assuring you that all will be well
at the end of the day. A bold step taken shall not be regretted, I
assure you. Please do be informed that this business transaction is
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please contact our intermediary representatives to further discuss
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colleagues will be forever grateful. Please reply in strict
confidence to the contact numbers below.

Sincerely with warm regards,

George Walker Bush

 
At 6/10/2006 9:19 PM, Blogger storiesinamerica said...

Yeah, and listening to 80s hair bands..
;-)

 
At 6/11/2006 8:47 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

Gee, and Afganistan used to be such a nice place before we butted in (especially for women -- don't miss the description of what medical care was like for women in response to the question "Do you see any future for women in Afghanistan?")....

http://archives.cnn.com/2001/COMMUNITY/08/24/shah/

 
At 11/25/2009 5:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear George Walker Bush,
recent blogger.
Get A LIFE. :D

 
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