Friday, January 30, 2004

Would You Like Some Cheese With That French Whine?

Interesting...Apparently, if my fellow pundits are to be believed, there’s a quagmire going on, and if you can suspend your disbelief even further, post-war rebuilding in Iraq is not going as planned. This, of course, is complete nonsense. The more astute of my readers may remember that similar criticism was leveled against the administration during the Afghan Campaign. The last time I checked, Afghanistan is now liberated, the U.S. didn’t loot their stockpiles of pita bread, and now women can go to school and giggle on the street corner without fear of some guy named Waleed ripping out their ovaries with a rusty cattle prod. Naturally, there’s still the tired old bleating from the nay-sayers who claim this supposed (imagined) mess is a direct result of the administration’s “rush to war”. Rushed? Compared to what? The shifting of the tectonic plates? We’ve spent the last 13 years playing the bio-chemical equivalent of Where’s Waldo with these guys, so to say that Dubya “rushed” into this war is like saying Rosie O’Donnell is partial to leafy green vegetables and low-carb snacks.

Even of greater interest, if you look closely at the labels on the barrels of white powder they found in Baghdad, pay attention to the language the labels are written in. Think cheap wine, bad cheese, government subsidized holidays, two hour lunch breaks, and Jerry Lewis movies.