‘We can contain the Taliban

interstingly, some years ago I was on a cadet camp which involved chuffing up and down the Devon coast in the RNAS Alnmouth. We stopped for the night in Torquay and I, another 18 year old and a young master/officer went ashore to play pool. The pub we visited (The Alpine) was a frequent watering hole for Iraqi students (this is 1979). After we left, the master stayed on as he was quite an ace at pool.

One of the Iraqis followed him into the loo and whispered "Be a man. I can hold your wetness." As the NOTW has it, he made an excuse and left...

Sorry, it was association football of ideas between holding the Taliban...
Whats wrong with a commander having a positive attitude towards conducting offensive operations against our current enemy??? Pushing them "back" to Pakistan is a good idea. Part 2 is keeping them there or chasing them in Pakistan aswell!

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