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The War Nerd August 23, 2002
 
Colombia:A Hundred Years of Slaughtertude
By Gary Brecher Browse author Email
 
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Are you beginning to get the impression that the life of a Colombian villager is not that restful? They must flinch every time they hear a truck heading for the village, trying to figure out which anthem they should sing when it pulls up. "Madre de Dios, do we put up the Che Guevara poster or the crucifix?"

That's what this war is: killing everybody in some stinking village. What fun is that? I hate to be a killjoy, but I can't see how it'd be any fun, let alone any use, for us to join the party. I can think of ten better wars for us to start or join in on. But let's just stay out of this one. Colombians don't need our help to kill each other. They do it just fine on their own -- always have, always will. Colombia is the kinda place that gives war a bad name.

Hey, you know -- I like that "ten better wars" idea! I'll do it next column. If you want to nominate a war we could start or join in on instead of messing around with Colombia, email me. I'll pick a top ten.

And remember: a war that isn't fun is almost as bad as no war at all.

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