Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili appointed a new Defense Minister, Bacho Akhalaia, who is only 28-years-old. When asked what were the reasons for such choice, President Saakashvili answered: “I saw Bacho play Age of Empires II better than anyone I know”.
To journalists question whether being good in a computer strategy game qualifies the recent school graduate to lead the army of entire country President said “No you don’t get it. He’s really, REALLY good at the game. He defeats 8 enemy nations at VERY HARD setting, while I can only defeat 1-2 at VERY EASY setting”
The new Minister met the press at a press conference and used “modernization of the army, peace and NATO integration” and other smart phrases. He underlined that he will start production of new upgraded Georgian Army units immediately.
We would like to remind to our readers that Bacho was the winner of annual Age Of Empires II tournaments in 2002, 2003 and 2005. He missed 2004 tournament because he met this really cute girl in University and spent his time dating rather than playing the strategy.