Arnon Grunberg



A friend couldn’t help himself but quote Fareed Zakara in WaPo:

‘This withdrawal has been poorly planned and executed. But the naked truth is this: There is no elegant way to lose a war.’

See here.

I added: there is no elegant way to win a war.

My friend answered that wining makes us all forget about elegance. (See for example soccer.)

Yes, true. And of course, we long for theomnipotence, war, Covid, whatever. If God is not omnipotent, at least our government should be it.

At a dinner party tonight all guests agreed that Afghanistan is not going to haunt Biden, for the simple reason that the electorate couldn’t care less. Foreign policy is what it is: foreign.

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