Following a massacre of 16 Afghan civilians over the weekend by a U.S soldier, the already strained U.S.-Afghanistan relationship has deteriorated to a new low. At around the same time the Taliban backed out of peace talks with the United States today, President Karzai, in a meeting with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and in a public statement, called on the United States to “withdraw its troops from Afghan villages and to confine them to bases,” the Wall Street Journal reports, and to hand over security to Afghan forces by 2013 — a year earlier than scheduled. “Not a single foreign soldier should enter Afghan homes,” Karzai’s statement declared. At this point, the United States and Afghistan are basically a couple in mid-divorce which, for various reasons, must continue sharing a space, at least for a while. Afghanistan will stay in the bedroom. We’ll take the couch.
We say substitute a yoga move for a shot of booze.
Instead of downing a shot, do a downward dog.
Instead of throwing back a Harvey Wallbanger, just try legs up the wall pose.
Every time someone talks about the green new deal, strike an eagle pose. It’ll relax your shoulders and remind you that the green new deal is not only to create jobs and save energy but to save our environment and stop climate change.
When they say Medicare For All, you just meditate.