Gitmo Returns

Updated on August 19, 2021 in General Stuff
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Have all y’all seen the reports that a guy named Khairkwa, a Taliban mullah, is the guy currently running the Taliban assault?

He was one of the 5 guys Obama released from Gitmo and gave up, along with $5 billion to get deserter Bowe Bergdahl back. That was despite the Pentagon classifying him as too dangerous to release.

Nice job, Barry (and Joe).

 
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I heard that. Foresight: not the strong suit of any careerist.

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Perfect, really.

But honestly, I don’t put much stock in the importance of this guy.

We write history as a story where society goes from one Really Important Man to another, but I don’t think that’s how it works. I think the trajectory of history is set by what you might call forces of mass psychology, and we don’t understand enough about them.

The people who appear as leaders aren’t pushing society in a direction it doesn’t want to go. They are just the ones who, at their particular moment in time, happened to be aligned with mass sentiment.

Or at least that’s how it seems to me.

All of which is to say, if not this guy, then it would have been someone else.

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Lucid points, El J.

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