Monday, November 20, 2006


The Washington Post is reporting a special advisory committee appointed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff has identified three options for fixing the Iraq disaster. They are being called "Go Big," "Go Long" and "Go Home."

The winner? None of the above. The advisors -- who probably cut their teeth on weapons procurement programs, where the customary approach is to have two cakes and eat two more, all at taxpayer expense -- are leaning toward a "combination plan."

One defense official with a tin ear calls it "Go Big but Short While Transitioning to Go Long":
Under the hybrid plan, the short increase in U.S. troop levels would be followed by a long-term plan to radically cut the presence, perhaps to 60,000 troops.
Critics say this is just "a way to moonwalk out of Iraq."
"[T]hat is, to imitate singer Michael Jackson's trademark move of appearing to move forward while actually sliding backward.
You know your nation's leaders are stupid when the best they can do is turn to Michael Jackson for inspiration.

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