At first, geography is home-taught. In the beginning, we all learn to find Texas on a map. And the whole USA, and maybe Canada and Mexico.
After that, geography is pretty much taught by military intervention.
We send our men off with guns to some mystery grid section, and before long, everyone can find it on a map. That's how Americans discovered Somalia, Panama, Afghanistan, Serbia, Yugoslavia, Grenada, Korea, Viet Nam, Japan, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, to name a few.
Unless we're careful, it's about time for another geography lesson by gun barrel: Liberia, in Africa.
Liberia is about the size of Tennessee, with fifteen counties including one named Bong. Liberia is ruining its rain forests. Produces diamonds, timber, gold and iron ore. Dumps raw sewage into its Atlantic coastal waters. Has one TV station, and a revolution or civil war every fifteen minutes.
There are more people in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area than in all of Liberia. Liberia is known for human rights violations, civil rights outrages, starvation, poverty, drought and similar attractions.
I wonder if they have weapons of mass destruction.
If so, we'll have to go, won't we.
Brad Messer commentary, KTSA.
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