Now we know the war is REALLY over: we’re sending in the Italians.

James Joyner
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  1. MommaBear says:

    Reading the specialist categories and knowing a bit of the reputation of some of them, that is a somewhat gratuitous slam that was not warranted, methinks!

  2. Fred Boness says:

    The Italians are doing good work in Afghanistan.

  3. James Joyner says:

    I’m sure they’re highly competent peacekeepers. Really, there are very few countries that have armed forces that would be useful allies to the US in actual combat operations. It’s just a case of when you put in the third stringers, you know the game is in hand.