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11/10/2009 09:46 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Damning New Memo Compares Afghanistan to Jay Leno Show

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) - A scathing new memo on Afghanistan written by one of President Obama's top security advisors emphasizes the futility of a continued U.S. military presence there, at one point going so far as to compare the war to NBC's "Jay Leno Show."

"When you go at it day after day and there are no signs of improvement, no chance of success, that is what you have in 'The Jay Leno Show,'" writes General James Jones. "Also, Afghanistan."

But moments after the memo was released, administration officials were quick to say that General Jones' comparison of Afghanistan to the Leno program were "too harsh."

"We are very cognizant that Afghanistan is challenging and will continue to be so," said White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. "But have you seen the Leno show? Come on."

Mr. Gibbs added that while the situation in Afghanistan was very violent, it was "still not as bad as women's soccer." More here.

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