Blind Geronimo (was Re: Will we ever not be at war?)
Mon, 01 Oct 2001 07:54:18 -0400
At 07:30 AM 10/1/01 -0400, Grlygrl201@aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 9/26/01 1:12:07 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>>Double ditto. It also bodes ill for the country's ability to sustain
>>support if goals and objectives aren't clearly set... this feels a lot
>>Vietnam on some dimensions than, say, WWII.
I was predicting something more like Korea with a gradual escalation into
Vietnam. however, I'm afraid that the Shrubs are too poll driven. That
means that they will escalate this and fast--if they believe that they can
give spectacular NintendoWar. Why? Because the antiwar movement is growing
and getting vocal. Demonstrations are getting a lot of support from people
who don't participate, but agree. Time revealed some plan to drop food aid
prior to the attacks. Interesting, since somebody writing for Zmag
predicted as much (1)-- as a way to appease peace movement. This is much
like the pre Gulf War game show, except quite a bit more uncertainly since
we hadn't actually been attacked. Anyway, given what Daddyo Shrub
experiences, i suspect that they want everyone mobilized behind Enduring
Freedom (2). They'll have to start dropping bombs soon. They can't do it
doing Ramadan. It would be bad for business to do it during Dead Guy on a
Stick Shopping season. Winter is pretty inhospitable and they'd look bad.
So, it's got to be soon. And, if that means risking strike backs, so be it,
as Ashcroft has made clear.
(2) Quote of the Day: quote of the day:
""Infinite Justice", trial name for Desert Storm II, was rejected after
a couple days as the laughingstock of the literate. Now it's called
"Enduring Freedom". Once certain proposals beloved of certain jackals
are shat out the anus of congress, we won't have to do much enduring
of freedom any more. It is considerate of them to relieve us of that
unwanted burden in this time of Infinite Stress."
p.s. to Jeff: I've been tossing your idea for Islamic court around here and
there...utterly no response! damn!