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What Is The Enemy of Humanity In Afghanistan?

Ted Poe, a Republican Congressman from Texas, gave strange advice to President Obama this week about how to deal with the increasingly incoherent war in Afghanistan: “America must stop the enemy of humanity. And that’s just the way it is.”

The enemy of humanity? What’s that?

The Taliban? They’re the enemy of the government the Americans have propped up in Afghanistan, but they’re not the enemy of all humanity. Al Quaida? They’re the enemies of the United States, and other nations, but not of all humanity.

What was Ted Poe talking about? An extraterrestrial menace? The flu? Mosquitoes? I don’t see how Ted Poe can expect Barack Obama to win this war if the enemy is defined so vaguely.

But, maybe, the enemy of humanity is not something you can fight in a war. Maybe the enemy of humanity is war itself.

2 comments to What Is The Enemy of Humanity In Afghanistan?

  • Jim

    You and your liberal bellyaching. It’s clear that Ted Poe was referring to the universally recognized enemy of humanity, Skeletor.

  • randy ray haugen

    the enemy of humanity is humanity. how does it go? we have met the enemy and they are us. something like that.
    for sure among the enemies of humanity is ted poe and the republican party.

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