US sending troops, missiles to Turkey

This will be strictly a defensive mission of course and there is no possibility of mission creep or of the missiles being used to attack, so all you peaceniks can just STFU. Besides, a Democrat is in the White House now so that really makes it a-ok and any fight anywhere is always our fight because we say so.

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  • Twas ever thus:

    Take up the White Man’s burden—
    Send forth the best ye breed—
    Go send your sons to exile
    To serve your captives’ need

    To wait in heavy harness
    On fluttered folk and wild—
    Your new-caught, sullen peoples,
    Half devil and half child

    Take up the White Man’s burden
    In patience to abide
    To veil the threat of terror
    And check the show of pride;

    By open speech and simple
    An hundred times made plain
    To seek another’s profit
    And work another’s gain

    Take up the White Man’s burden—
    And reap his old reward:
    The blame of those ye better
    The hate of those ye guard—

    The cry of hosts ye humour
    (Ah slowly) to the light:
    “Why brought ye us from bondage,
    “Our loved Egyptian night?”

    Take up the White Man’s burden-
    Have done with childish days-
    The lightly proffered laurel,
    The easy, ungrudged praise.

    Comes now, to search your manhood
    Through all the thankless years,
    Cold-edged with dear-bought wisdom,
    The judgment of your peers!

    Source: Rudyard Kipling, “The White Man’s Burden: The United States & The Philippine Islands, 1899.” Rudyard Kipling’s Verse: Definitive Edition (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1929).

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