Tuesday, January 28, 2014
US military doing everything except winning wars
I just read where the Pentagon spent $200 million over the last 5 years to teach the completely illiterate Afghan army to read and perform math, both on a first grade level.....and they failed. These guys can't read their own names and apparently don't know how many hookah pipes they'd have left if you took one away from the two they had.
What were we doing, teaching them in English? And why do they need to know how to read? All they need to know for our purposes is how to kill terrorists. Who cares if they can calculate the 10% tip on $10?
The US military isn't a meals-on-wheels outfit. It's not a Reading is Fundamental program. And it's not a program for boosting the self-esteem of our enemies by acknowledging their imaginary contributions to western civilization.
If they aren't killing people over there in the pursuit of some worthwhile goal, bring them home.