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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Funny how the Christofascist Zombie Brigade has no problem with this
Posted by Jill | 1:37 PM
Now let me see if I have this right: We're not supposed to fund family planning programs overseas, but it's perfectly OK to spend our tax dollars on boner drugs for Afghan males:
The Afghan chieftain looked older than his 60-odd years, and his bearded face bore the creases of a man burdened with duties as tribal patriarch and husband to four younger women. His visitor, a CIA officer, saw an opportunity, and reached into his bag for a small gift.

Four blue pills. Viagra.

"Take one of these. You'll love it," the officer said. Compliments of Uncle Sam.

The enticement worked. The officer, who described the encounter, returned four days later to an enthusiastic reception. The grinning chief offered up a bonanza of information about Taliban movements and supply routes -- followed by a request for more pills.

For U.S. intelligence officials, this is how some crucial battles in Afghanistan are fought and won. While the CIA has a long history of buying information with cash, the growing Taliban insurgency has prompted the use of novel incentives and creative bargaining to gain support in some of the country's roughest neighborhoods, according to officials directly involved in such operations.

In their efforts to win over notoriously fickle warlords and chieftains, the officials say, the agency's operatives have used a variety of personal services. These include pocketknives and tools, medicine or surgeries for ailing family members, toys and school equipment, tooth extractions, travel visas, and, occasionally, pharmaceutical enhancements for aging patriarchs with slumping libidos, the officials said.

"Whatever it takes to make friends and influence people -- whether it's building a school or handing out Viagra," said one longtime agency operative and veteran of several Afghanistan tours. Like other field officers interviewed for this article, he spoke on the condition of anonymity when describing tactics and operations that are largely classified.

Only Republicans could come up with this one.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hi Jill,

I think that the perfect phrase to describe this is "What a Boner!" (pun intended).

Anonymous Anonymous said...
It all makes perfect sense when you realize that all of the sick-fuck right-wing anti-abortion, anti-contraception, pro-life, pro-family, anti-homosexual, blah, blah, blahdie, blah is all about one thing: hatred for women and the depraved desire to see women subjugated by, and suffer at the hands of, men.

These sick fucks are against abortion and contraception because they get their fucking jollies seeing women suffer for having the gall to fuck because they want to, and not because some asshole dude is forcing them to bear his child. Giving Viagra to dudes in a grossly misogynist society makes perfect sense, as it increases the likelihood that some woman is going to get fucked against her will. They like that shit.

Blogger Fixer said...
Grab 'em by the balls and their hearts and minds will follow. Heh ...

Blogger Steve said...
So that's what Rushbo was doing down Santa Domingo way with a bottle of the blueys. He was undercover helping the CIA stiffen our Coalition of the Swelling in the southern hemisphere.

"On vacation with the boys".