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December 26, 2008

Afghan Warlords Bought Off With... Viagra

Interesting that a bit of extra zip in the sack could change allegiances.

But, as several readers sending this tip ask, why on earth is this being reported?

The WaPo is reporting this. Why? Yes, it's interesting. A lot of covert stuff is interesting. That's why they write so many books about it.

But there is no public information value in exposing the methods by which we bribe foreign agents of influence. Once again, the MSM exposes our intelligence services for no reason -- not to inform the public about a policy question in which they have a vote, not to expose a corrupt or illegal program -- simply to prove they can and sell papers.

And yes: This exposure can definitely doom the program. If one of a warlord's less devoted wives or concubines lets it slip that her husband/john has gone from a zero to a hero in bed, the Taliban now have a reason to suspect his cooperation with America, whereas before they'd have had no idea whatsoever.

This had been just about the most covert corrupt-inducement program ever. You can't show off a new boner the way you can a new Bonneville. But no longer, thanks to the WaPo.

Thanks to Andy Canuck.



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