Thursday, October 26, 2006
Iraqi Freedom vs. World War II
A reporter asked President Bush yesterday if he was concerned that the war in Iraq was taking longer to win than the U.S. took to fight World War II.
This was one of the many moments in my life I wish I could answer for the President. Had I been behind the podium I would have said:
"Sir, do you know the difference between 'Total' and 'Limited' warfare? World War II was a 'Total War', whereas every military asset, national industry, and resource was focused on fighting and winning the war. Iraq is not a 'Total War,' it is a 'Limited War'."
"Now, if you in the Press wouldn't mind us waging a 'Total War' in Iraq, just let me know. If you promise me you won't whine and complain about civilian casualties and environmental fallout, I'll order 100 bombers from the U.S. Air Force to fire-bomb every major city in Iraq. If that doesn't stop the flow of arms and terrorists from Iran and Syria, I'll nuke their capital cities."
"Until you give me the green light to turn the Middle East into glass and bring our troops home, sit down, shut up, and let me fight this 'Limited War' the way it needs to be fought."
Of course when the reporter stands to ask a follow-up, I'll throw my shoe at him and tell him to sit down.
posted by El Capitan at 9:33 AM
Can't tell you how many times I've wanted SOMEBODY to throw SOMETHING at the reporters asking such asinine questions!9:14 PM
Ditto what missbirdlegs said!!
I keep wondering how they passed their journalism finals. But then I remember what our schools are like now...sigh
El Capitan - I sure wish you were the speech writer for the President.
Nah, you've got to throw one of MY shoes. High Heels with boomerang action.9:29 PM
Well said. Thanks for the fodder. I deal with a lot of those kinds of questions where I live.10:45 PM
And we're in Iraq why??!??
WMD, Freedom, Terrorists, Saddam allied with Al Queda, Democracy, Stability, (insert excuse du jour here)???
Did someone say war profiteering and control of oil supplies?? Nah, I didn't think so.
Time for this corrupt, lying, dishonest, and tyrannical administration to come undone.
WWII was started by the Germans & Japanese. Iraq's a war started by the U.S. of A.
um not quite, there bubby this war is one that was declared on US as free people long ago. we just finally put someone in power who had the balls to fight back.10:11 PM
Hey why dont we bomb the crap out of them leave if they do this @#$%! agan go back blow the @%$#! out of them intill they learn the lesson. But the whole world is Fragilely ballinced so we cant do that. and we need the oil.2:52 PM