21 June 2006

Here's a strategy, Dick

Dick Durbin thinks that the deaths of Thomas Tucker and Kristian Menchaca in Iraq are reminders of just what a failed policy the war in Iraq is.  I guess that depends on from which perspective you are looking at matters.  For the likes of Dick Durbin there is no war—unless run by Democrats—that is going so well we can’t find, or create from whole cloth, a reason to oppose it, or quit it.  (Just recall the left’s reaction to the death of Zarqawi.)

For me, these latest tortures-to-the-death (including, I believe, at least the obligatory beheading) are reminders of why these people and their ilk must be destroyed, annihilated, chopped up into little bits and ground into powder.  And then those desiccated remains should be launched into space (and out of the solar system), because there is no place on earth deserving of the ignominy of having to store those remains.  But that’s just me.  And as a soldier, I take the deaths of soldiers as seriously as The Tanker Brothers.

I’d like to ram my elbow into the Dick Dirbin’s windpipe so hard that he wouldn’t be able to talk much, if at all, for a few weeks.

Dick Durbin also told Nora O’Donnell that the present administration has never had a strategy for how the war in Iraq would end.  That’s really how he put it.  Silly Dick Durbin: a strategy does not provide for how a war ends except insofar as it provides for how a war, God willing, will be won.  And when a war is won, that is when it ends.  You can’t have a strategy for ending a war; you only have a strategy for winning a war.  In fact, you don’t need a strategy for ending a war.  If you want simply to end a war, just quit it.  It’s that simple.  Just quit it.  (And it helps in winning a war, if you will continue to fight the damned war!)  That’s the problem with a lot of politicians when it comes to military matters: they don’t know what certain key terms really mean.

A strategy for how the war will end?

Okay, but this is the last time:  The strategy is simple.  We win.  That’s when it ends.  And let’s define the win as “The Iraqi government says, ‘Thank you Coalition Forces. Your services are no longer necessary.  Go in peace.’”  How ‘bout that for a strategy?  Simple enough?  Even for militarily ignorant Democrat mouth?

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