"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Mar 20, 2011

Outcomes III

After Poppy Bush and Saint Ronnie spent two terms dishing as many nasties to Saddam as Congress could ignore, Poppy got his ass a seat on the golden throne, and set out to test Team USA's orders-of-magnitude superior defense industry goodies on Iraq.

Bubba got to bomb them for six of his eight, plus add whole bunches of starved kids to the ledger.

Dubya followed in Poppy's steps, kicking off Team USA's first dual front war in a generation.

Poor Barry Pendragon, how was he to make a name for himself?

By normalizing Qadaffi, sending him goodies, and continuing the existing policies of his predecessor?

Not enough. Just not enough flash and bang, for the Constitutional Scholar and Nobel Peace Laureate.

So, like Poppy testing out the latest bashers on Saddam, Barry Pendragon's sending in the ghostplanes and letting the bombs fly.

Poor Moammar. He learned nothing from Saddam. Object lesson, client state despots. Object lesson.

Anyway, Team USA is once again at war with a "mad man" who, until days before the bombs started falling, was a valued customer, ally and friend.

The death dealing sky robots will be coming next...

2 comments:

drip said...

JC--there is no reason to leave Billary out of the narrative. Bill Clinton enforced a no fly zone for 8 years and created the notion of regime change as a normal position for the US to take in foreign affairs. Hillary Clinton has the look of Clausewitz as she imposes democracy through diplomacy by other means. As far as douche bags go, maoists and ersatz revolutionaries have nothing on the ones elected leaders of this here republik.

Jack Crow said...

Bubba = Bill, drip.