From the "No Shit, Captain Obvious" Files

Thursday, March 27, 2008
This morning, I read over on MSNBC that "U.S. military leaders told President Bush Wednesday they are worried about the Iraq war's mounting strain on troops and their families...The chiefs' concern is that U.S. forces are being worn thin, compromising the Pentagon's ability to handle crises elsewhere in the world."

No shit, Captain Obvious.

I'm not sure what the administration thought was going to happen. With the current level of intellect in the White House, they probably thought getting involved in an occupation in a region that has simmering, then boiling, then simmering again for thousands of years would be a breeze. After all, peoples from other areas of the world are simply wannabe Americans. Inst-Americans! Just add freedom! Because once we Americans come in, with our cape flapping behind us, then the local populace will simply thank us as their liberators, forget all about any disagreements they may have, and go about creating a mini-America. Mission accomplished!

The sad part of this sarcasm is that the deluded asshats who thought this way are not the ones paying for their ignorance and short-sidedness.

But as Dick Cheney says, "So?"

This lack of thoughtfulness, complete ignorance of other cultures, and contempt for the American public is just one more yardstick I will use to measure future political candidates.

January 20th can't come soon enough for me.

2 comments:

Jeri said...

My snark detector pinged when I read this post. ;)

Great commentary on the inanity of the press release.

Janiece Murphy said...

Jeri, me? Snarky? No!