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Satire by Borowitz: ‘U.S. promises smooth transfer of quagmire from Afghanistan to Syria’

“The only thing that’s changing is the zip code”

This is a joke, sort of.

New Yorker satirist Andy Borowitz:

“Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sought to reassure those who were concerned that the U.S. withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan signalled a wavering of the nation’s commitment to being mired in open-ended military muddles.

‘I can tell you, right here and right now, that the U.S. is every bit as determined to engage in an ill-defined, ill-advised and seemingly interminable mission in Syria as we were in Afghanistan,’ Gen. Dempsey said. ‘All that’s changing is the Zip Code.’”

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