Dec 26, 2008

Democracy! Whiskey! Viagra!

And here you thought gold would be the safest investment, and cash the most powerful weapon.

Hah!

Via Don Surber, comes a link to the (literally?) feel-good story of the Holidays in the Washington Post.

It seems that elder tribal leaders in Afghanistan care for nothing so much as a bit of the ol' bingo-bongo with their three or four wives.

Cash? Fuggeddaboudit. Gold? Not so much. If you want to win friends and influence people in the war of ideas, the oldest idea is still the most politically potent one.

No surprise there.

To quote the ever-wry Mr. Surber: "Men are about as complicated as tic-tac-toe."

Update: Ed Morrissey calls the resultant information "hard intelligence."



2 comments:

leeann said...

It's all about the priorities, ain't it? :)
One year I gifted The Husband with a gift card to his favorite strip joint... I was a Goddess among women that year.

KeesKennis said...

It is like Winston Churchill said, and I agree it is all about staying power, "It will be Long and it will be Hard, and I will never Withdraw"