10 Feb. 2008

WTF Are We Doing In East Timor?

Breaking news is that Ramos Horta is wounded, and Reinado is dead following an attack on the President's home (more details emerging).

If we are not protecting the President, and don't even know where the country's #1 rebel is, what exactly are our much-hyped troops doing in Dili? Certainly the poverty-stricken refugees do not seem to be profiting in a hurry from our continued presence. Are we just there to protect our oil interests?

Let's pull all our troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan and use the money to actually do something useful for the people of East Timor, and back up all the bullshit feel-good rhetoric of the past six years.