Friday, October 16, 2015

The Conundrum of the Century

October 15, 2015
In Reversal, Obama Says U.S. Soldiers Will Stay in Afghanistan to 2017

WASHINGTON — President Obama halted the withdrawal of American military forces from Afghanistan on Thursday, announcing that the United States will keep thousands of troops in the country through the end of his term in 2017 and indefinitely prolonging the American role in a war that has already lasted 14 years.

1. How can the Fed raise interest rates if we can't even remove our troops from Afghanistan?

2. How can we remove our troops from Afghanistan if the Fed can't even raise interest rates?

We're trapped in a never-ending paradox! ;)

13 comments:

mab said...

Poppycock?

Mr Slippery said...

Endless War is Freedom.
Zero Percent Interest is Prosperity.
Straight outta 1984.

dearieme said...

Nation building! Yeah!

Stagflationary Mark said...

mab,

Full-poppycock! Yes! For those times when going off half-poppycocked just isn't right!

Stagflationary Mark said...

Anything worth doing, is worth doing slowly. War? ZIRP? The roasting of brisket and/or coffee beans? You name it, lol. Sigh.

Stagflationary Mark said...

dearieme,

The Fine Art of Nation Building

What could possibly continue to go wrong?

mab said...

By some accounts, the Taliban had all but ended poppy production. I believe Afghanistan is once again the worlds leading producer.

Spreading democracy and capitalism! Full metal jacket and full-poppycock, what could be better?

Stagflationary Mark said...

mab,

What could be better than guns? And butter? And opium? And guns and butter? And butter and opium? And guns and opium? And guns and butter and opium?!! And national televised political debates? And robocalls from politicians?

Woah, how fid those last two get in there? Oh, crap. I think the drugs are wearing off, lol. Sigh.

Stagflationary Mark said...

Or is it whoa? Dammit. I needz more grammar and spelling enhancing drugz! ;)

mab said...

Whoa! Damn! Is it dammit, damnit or damn it?

Stagflationary Mark said...

mab,

Your write too ask! Their alright! ;)

mab said...

It's all about checks and bank balances. Just like our four branches of Gov't. Four ewe say? Indeed, our free and independent knews branch makes them all work seamingly seemlessly.

It's too bad we don't have a free and independent printing press. Just think how large and wondrous hour financial sector would be! Just think how many people could do god's work.

Juan can only dream! Or is it Yuan? Hoo can say for shore? Well, wii can all say "for shore" but yu get my driftwould.

Any witch way, it's all for the greater glory of Goldman Sachs! Ore knot.

Stagflationary Mark said...

mab,

For the love of Pauly Shore!

Goldman Sachs does for the financial industry what He does for the entertainment industry!!

He is my favorite actor! And if you believe that then I have some "cheap" financial products to sell you!!