Thursday, April 05, 2007

Ever hear of Pearl Harbor? The Vikings?

Blogging is like going to the gym. It is all inertia. It is easy to keep going while going, and it is very easy to not go once you stop. I'll try to do better.

If you can stomach it, it is funny/frightening to read our petulant 5-year old tantrum-throwing "president" at the base in California (where we used to train troops for desert combat, no time for that "training" stuff anymore.)

He actually brought out this old chestnut:
See, what changed on September the 11th is oceans can no longer protect the people in the United States from harm.
Good God, man. The Vikings didn't even have a compass, and did oceans protect Ireland and England from them? Ever hear of the War of 1812, or Pearl Harbor?

And then he goes all tech-y on us:
I had a meeting, a SVTS -- what they call a SVTS, it's a real-time video conference -- with Prime Minister Maliki.
Wow, that's inspiring.

Here's an oldie but a goodie:
Part of our doctrine is if you harbor a terrorist, you're equally as guilty as the terrorists.
Hmmm--Pakistan? Saudi Arabia?

If you get this one, please explain it to me:
You know, after the Korean War, if you had asked somebody, can you imagine an American President being able to stand up in front of some troops and say the Far East is peaceful, a part of the world where we lost thousands of our troops in World War II and Korea is now a relatively peaceful part of the world, they would have said what a hopeless idealist that person is.
[confused dog look]

And of course, a half-dozen references to September THE 11th.

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