Tuesday, December 01, 2009

History Repeating

I see from Obama's speech that his history education is no better than the average high school graduate. Pity. Michael Moore gets it for cryin' out loud. Ah well, at least failing in the Graveyard of Empires will put us in good company. What I don't understand is what is so hard to figure out. Afghanistan is not and has never in its long, sad history been a nation other than on paper and in the fevered imaginations of outsiders attempting to force into being that which has never been. This is worse than trying to reanimate a corpse; it's an attempt to reanimate a rock. I love the finishing touch; giving a date when we will be leaving. Doesn't take a genius to figure out a winning strategy for the Taliban.

In completely unrelated news, a shocking, absolutely shocking, revelation that will take every healthcare IT person by complete surprise: All that money spent on computer systems by hospitals doesn't reduce overall costs by the time you take into account the cost of the systems and the people needed to keep them running. I'm stunned, I tell ya. Flabbergasted, even.

In other completely unrelated news, my search for employment is coming up a bit empty. But it's very early in the process, as in only one day so far. Tomorrow is another day.

Time for some reading, then off to bed.

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