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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Surgealicious:

McCain this Wednesday:
"What we need today is an Economic Surge to keep jobs here at home and create new ones."
Tomorrow:
What we need is a Chastity Surge to keep teenage pregnancy rates down.
The next day:
What we need is a Tax Cut Surge to help 23 million small businesses.
The day after that:
What we need is an Optimism Surge to stop this nation from experiencing a mental recession.
Until it reaches an apotheosis of:
What we need is a "Surge" Surge to insure that this nation is surging towards total surginess.


3 comments

I'm tired of hearing about the surge.

It's not even clear whether the surge is responsible for the relative quiet in Iraq. How much of a contributing factor was the Sunni Arabs push to drive the Wahhabis (i.e. al Qaeda) back to Suadi Arabia? How much was it Al Sadr's standdown? Maybe, it was a combination of all three.

The point is this: we went into Iraq under false pretenses which makes it an illegal war. That is the main point. The surge is nothing in comparison.

It is like holding-up a liquor store; shooting-up the place, killing some of the customers, pistol whipping the clerk, emptying the cash register but on the way out stopping to pick-up the Tic-tac display that was knockover in the melee.

So, congrats the surge worked the Tic-tacs are back in their place.

By Anonymous Rockie the Dog, at 8/07/2008 8:25 AM  

It is like holding-up a liquor store; shooting-up the place, killing some of the customers, pistol whipping the clerk, emptying the cash register but on the way out stopping to pick-up the Tic-tac display that was knockover in the melee.

Best analogy for the war in Iraq ever...

By Anonymous e. nonee moose, at 8/07/2008 9:43 AM  

Wow, both of the other comments are right up my alley.

For rockie the dog, I came up with a bunch of graphs which show that, if you don't forget Poland, the surge didn't bring troop levels higher than before, and even if you don't count non-Americans, McCain's proposal would have increased the troop maximum to 2.5% over its previous high.

As for holding up the liquor store, I always made the analogy with the gas station, the gas station is on fire, and we are asking all "good citizens" (people who didn't join in the robbery and didn't get paid off with reconstruction contracts) to help put out the fire.

Hello after a long time, Quiddity.

By Blogger JSN, at 8/07/2008 4:13 PM  

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