Message for the fearful

I’m not having to demonstrate many cards, just shadows of key cards. Anyone who is fearful about the political situation just has not been paying attention to the international united front. No one should surmise that I don’t know what is going on.

With the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago, some are speculating on a career for me. Mikhail Gorbachev had a different tune today. In fact, one of the guards involved with the fall of the wall is singing a different tune in the media today. Here is what Gorbachev had to say to Obama about Afghanistan:

“‘I think that what’s needed is not additional forces,’ the former Soviet leader said through a translator, ‘this is something that we discussed, too, years ago but we decided not to do it. And I think our experience deserves attention.'”(1)

Well but the current round of advice for Obama on Afghanistan started with Gordon Brown’s advice that he would not leave troops in place without something done about corruption.(2) Gordon Brown was in turn only speaking after Gorbachev called on Putin to do something about corruption and economic development.

After Gordon Brown spoke, Karzai in Afghanistan came out against corruption.(3)

I don’t think any lynchers for Obama should be speaking. If they do, they only invite retaliation. If anyone thinks I don’t know who their father is or thinks their cover is going to help them, they better think again. I am not going to have any difficulty dispensing with attacks.

Gorbachev and Obama both won the Nobel Peace Prize. They have a lot in common.


Notes:

1. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/11/08/gorbachev-gives-obama-advice-on-afghanistan/
2. “PM: I will not risk British lives if Afghans do not end corruption,” http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/nov/06/gordon-brown-afghanistan-soldiers-corruption
3. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8351006.stm

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