December 26, 2008

CIA Recruits Afghan Allies With Boner Pills

The WaPo is reporting that the CIA is "buying" loyalty among Afghan Chieftains with free Viagra.

This is pure brilliance on so many levels.

"Officials say these inducements are necessary in Afghanistan, a country where warlords and tribal leaders expect to be paid for their cooperation, and where, for some, switching sides can be as easy as changing tunics. If the Americans don't offer incentives, there are others who will, including Taliban commanders, drug dealers and even Iranian agents in the region.

The usual bribes of choice -- cash and weapons -- aren't always the best options, Afghanistan veterans say. Guns too often fall into the wrong hands, they say, and showy gifts such as money, jewelry and cars tend to draw unwanted attention."

Talk about a "win-win". And of course the Washington COMPost is reporting this like it's some kind of dirty, underhanded tactic by the "eeeeevil" CIA.

If the dopes running the Post had half of the ability to think outside of the box that the CIA apparently does perhaps they wouldn't be losing money hand over fist.

Posted by Gary at December 26, 2008 10:18 AM | TrackBack

Talk about thinking with the Head...Whoever dreamed this one up a promotion...

Posted by: kmr at December 26, 2008 12:45 PM