Anton was a part of the Bush administration and he knows the thinking that went into the awful idea of turning Afghanistan and Iraq into democracies. He lays out the mindset that went into it and then describes how all that played out over the last twenty years. Once again we see the fear of admitting that not all people are exactly alike causing untold damage. Saying that Arabs and Afghans don’t care about democracy but do care about their traditional beliefs might have saved us from wasting thousands of lives and trillions of dollars. Hopefully the next president will hold up the Bush and Obama administrations as examples of how allowing nonsense to be the basis of foreign policy is too dangerous to allow. Trying to turn Afghans into woke westerners who fly rainbow flags and believe in transgender rights is just about the stupidest thing imaginable. All our experiment is going to achieve is cause untold thousands of young Afghans to be whiplashed by the change from American progressive mindset to medieval Muslim practices. Many of them will be lucky to get off with some whip marks on their backs. The unlucky ones may get stoned or beheaded.
Iowahawk is one of the funniest conservatives on the planet. During the Iraq War his mockery of Al Qaeda psychopath Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi (or as featured in Iowahawk the Zarkman) provided a little bit of dark humor during some of the darkest days of that war.
When Zarqawi was finally dispatched with a 500 lb laser guided bomb Iowahawk provided this gem:
During the 2008 election William F Buckley’s son Christopher joined the other Rockefeller Republicans in signing up for the Obama Historic Disaster. They couldn’t countenance Sarah Palin as part of the ticket. Iowahawk brilliantly lampoons the Buckley upper-crust horror at Palin and the swooning descriptions of Obama.
During the Obama campaign Iowahawk provides this epic tale of the great Obamacles.
And finally after the election Iowahawk parodied the countless descriptions of the amazing and historic victory of America’s first black president.
Unfortunately in 2014 Iowahawk ceased writing posts to his website and seemed to restrict himself to Twitter (which I’ve never followed). So, I never had a chance to follow his thoughts during the Trumpocalypse. Well, all good things must end sometime. But I figured I’d share this bit of right-wing internet history for any who missed it or were too young.