I think it was Phyllis Diller who said, “Any more face lifts and I’ll be sporting a goatee!”
grassroot commented on the blog post Maliki Cements Acceptance of Post-Withdrawal Military Trainers in Iraq
There is another way to look at this.
Shiite Iraq is now going to somewhat aligned with Iran. The U.S., prodded by the Israeli lobby, continues to rattle its saber against Iran.
When there were over 100,000 U.S. troops based in Iraq with heavy weapons, that amounted to a launching pad for a potential invasion of Iran.
But a few thousand trainers without heavy weaponry in a potentially hostile country (in the event of war with Iran) is something else entirely.
In fact, you’d have to call them “hostages.”
I certainly agree that we should agressively tax the rich. That is the way to solve not just the debt problem, but most of our problems, at one fell swoop. The debt overhang for, not just the U.S., but the entire world, was run up at a time when energy was cheap and stupid mainstream [...]
grassroot commented on the blog post Sarah Palin Is The Culmination Of All Human Endeavors and Wars And Probably Evolution
The “Eastern Front” is not a good metaphor for Sarah.
Her side lost.
Thank you Synoia, you beat me to this: “unwashed proles” indeed — let’s leave the ethnic slurs out of this! ;-)
Someone correct me if I’m mistaken, but doesn’t violence in Afghanistan always trend down during the winter?
I think Petraeus is getting out while the the getting is good, before the Tabliban Spring offensives lay bare his abject failure.