Pullout of Soviet troops from Afghanistan. 1988. Photo by Mikhail Evstafiev.
October 7, 2009 marks the day the U.S. will begin its ninth year at war in Afghanistan. Russia of the former USSR, spent nine years in Afghanistan before its final withdrawal, February 15, 1989. Afghanistan is often referred to as the USSR's Vietnam.
Knowing we can easily beat their Afghanistan longevity, I would just like to say to the Russians:
"Na-na, na-na-NAH!" America is the greatest.
The proof is in the pudding. We can have three losing wars or Vietnams. We are the American Empire, so "Pffffth, take that!"