Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The free-floating Nigerian political elite

The Nigerian political elite are the envy of the political classes world-wide. Nigerian senators make more than US senators, and they're able to pull that off in a country wherein the majority of the population gets by on a dollar a day. Or less.

Now that's some big-time political chutzpah, baby!

But they're untethered. The head of the Nigerian body politic is no longer attached to the body, ie that majority doomed to perpetual poverty.

Luckily, we now have US, UK, Israeli, and Canadian boots on the ground, all to ostensibly help in the search for "our girls", which of course obliges them to assist in the Nigerian war on terror.

I have a hunch the Nations of Virtue will be staying awhile.

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