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Imperialism As Farce

So you know I've been enjoying the World Cup this time around. I'll be rooting for Italy in the finals. Well, Arthur found this nugget from some brain

So you know I've been enjoying the World Cup this time around. I'll be rooting for Italy in the finals. Well, Arthur found this nugget from some brainiac on the Volokh Conspiracy about Iraq's soccer team. What's that saying again? You can't make this____

Here:

A hundred million dollars to build up Iraq's soccer team would do more for nation-building than any other damned thing we could possibly do -- why nobody sees this is totally beyond me.

And you thought nation-building was hard! You silly, silly person. Think of it as Empire run by the Marx Bros...read on"

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