Feb 19, 2009

Yankee Go Home

As Ern notes, the Kyrgyz are drawing up eviction papers for the Manas Airbase. Alas, it appears that all the hard work from the U.S. Air Force's “Manas Air Base Outreach Society” to visit children at the Bishkek Institue of Cardiology didn’t warm as many hearts and minds as hoped. It turns out that buckets full of cash are more uselful at building soft-power than intentially loosing a game of checker's to a child recovering from heart surgury.

Go figure.

So in honor of everyone’s favorite (soon to be abandoned) Central Asian outpost, we give you a look-back at all the fun and hilarity spawned when you mix drunk Americans, Kyrgyz knife throwing champions, a war on terror, and the great game. Enjoy....

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