A Monument to Folly

The new Afghan "Pentagon" sure seems like a fanciful monument to folly, doesn't it?

I'm quite certain that those are not roads and that no moving vehicle will be allowed within several hundred yards of the building. But, there's another theory--perhaps the Afghans want this foolish building to be blown up so that they can build their own version of a defense ministry.

A good rule of thumb is this--if you are building a defense ministry for another sovereign nation, and if you have to scold the Minister of Defense when he asks for a larger office, you really haven't won anything and you might as well blow the damned building up yourself when it's finished.