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Mark Steyn on Border Guards Then and Now
"If you had asked me, in that cafe in Rutba 11 years ago, as I was
enjoying what passed for the "mixed grill" with mein host, what utter
defeat would look like in a single image, it would be the scene that now
greets you in the western desert: An Iraqi border post staffed by
hardcore jihadists from an al-Qaeda spin-off. The details are choice -
the black flag of al-Qaeda flies from buildings built by American
taxpayers, they drive vehicles paid for by American taxpayers, they
shoot aircraft out of the sky with Stinger missiles donated by American
taxpayers - and thousands of their footsoldiers are nominally Britons,
Frenchmen, Aussies, Canucks, Americans and other western citizens for
whom the open road in Iraq, decapitating as they go, is the greatest
adventure of their lives. But, as I said, these are details. The central
image - the al-Qaeda man at the border post - is in itself an image of
complete and utter defeat."
As noted above, America is too busy worrying about sexually diverse diplomats to actually, you know-pay attention to world affairs.