If there were any doubts about our progress in the war in Afghanistan, let us assuage them right now. Combating Afghan and Taliban forces trash-talk each other before and during firefights over the radio, the Taliban often accusing the Afghans of loving Obama.
Does it sound like our own political discourse? SeriouslyGuys translated these radio transmissions during a skirmish so that you can decide for yourself:
AFGHAN: Put down your weapons.
TALIBAN: Bah, typical Obamabot, trying to take our guns!
AFGHAN: We don’t want your guns. We want you to stop fighting and join the discussion about how to run this country.
TALIBAN: Yeah? You want to run Afghanistan as a Muslim nation like the Founders intended?
AFGHAN: Well, although the Founders may have been Muslim, our original ancestors in the region were most likely Zoroastrian, and we’ve also had periods in our history where we were predominantly Hindu or Buddhist …
TALIBAN: War on Islam!
TALIBAN: You want to outlaw Islam!
AFGHAN: What? No. Dude, we’re mostly Muslim, too. Besides, Islam takes up, like, 99% of the population. You’re not exactly oppressed. We’re OK with you being devout Muslims, but let’s keep it out of the government.
TALIBAN: So you’re proposing an amoral government!
AFGHAN: Really? When you people were in charge, you used religion to justify keeping women covered, uneducated and pregnant. What kind of moral government is that?
TALIBAN: You-you’re just in love with Obama!
AFGHAN: No, we don’t love him. We just think he has some good ideas, but we don’t necessarily trust that the United States has all of our best interests at heart. [Emphasis theirs. The spoken Pushtin language pronounces italics.]
TALIBAN: Keep drinking that Kool-Aid, Obamabot! Where’s your messiah now?!
AFGHAN: What’s “Kool-Aid?”
TALIBAN: HEAR MY VOICE! HEAR MY VOICE, SECRET CHRISTIAN RADIO OPERATOR!
[Gunfire erupts, interspersed with cries of “Allahu Akbar.”]
(Special thanks to slantsmcgtee.)