Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Times of Sacrifice

Bush asked for still another second chance to let his plan work its magic, a little while longer in Iraq.

When that chance is exhausted, he'll get another second chance.

The military is running low on recruits. The soldiers are tired and suffering attrition. Their gear can't be replaced as fast as its used up. The enemy grows stronger every day.

The plan is to keep doing what we're doing.

Congress apparently still loves the war and growing mountain of human carcasses. Bush feels joyous about the war.

The criteria for handing out second chances really, really sucks.

Bush has had a lifetime of endless second chances. I guess it would be wrong, to stop giving him an infinite number of second chances to waste other people's lives and money, at this late stage.

I believe we've crossed a turning point. Our surge is nothing but a ripple. But the Iraqis have grown stronger. They are surging. And they'll keep increasing in effectiveness and they'll continue to wear us down.

We can't afford to keep fighting using expensive hi-tech gear. The war has changed and we're getting the beat down.

Bush now needs a lot more warm bodies. Men are cheaper than the gear that we've been using up. Boots are cheaper than humvees.

Bush made it clear that we need to dramatically cut domestic spending to free up more money for the war. We need to cut social Security, Education, Medicare, Medicaid. If Bush is going to keep getting second chances, then we need to divert more of our resources to the war and really make the personal sacrifices that matter.

Bush needs more money and more people for this war. If you're between the ages of 18 and 42, you need to go sign up for military service. If for some reason you can't, you need to quit driving so much, to free up fuel for the military. Let the kids walk to school. Ride a bike to the grocery store. Cut back on shopping. Buy local foods. Start a Victory Garden.

If we don't make sacrifices, they will be forced upon us. The times are a changing. If we don't cut back on our debts, prices will rise until we're forced to do without. If we don't volunteer to become cannon fodder, the draft will force us to go.

Bush is leading us into the greatest conflict since World War II and Congress is playing kissy face. We're going in, you'd better start stocking up on the food items you like.

8 Comments:

At 10:51 AM, Blogger Mort said...

platypus!

 
At 11:31 AM, Blogger Weaseldog said...

Uhm, are you drinking alone again, Mort? :)

 
At 1:16 PM, Anonymous mort said...

Um, no, I wish... However, when I do drink I always drink alone. I've been dreaming of buying a case of Jim Beam but that's all it is, a dream. Cheney looked like a man with no love in his life. With Scooter signing like a bird he's probably plotting a fatal "accident" of some kind for the witness for the prosecution.

 
At 1:22 PM, Blogger Weaseldog said...

Next time I'm in Ok, maybe I'll swing by with a nice bottle of scotch. :)

 
At 1:31 PM, Anonymous mort said...

Way kewl!

 
At 5:54 AM, Blogger Mike said...

Who's that in the profile pic, Mort?

That's not you, is it?

 
At 7:42 AM, Anonymous mort said...

That is Buzz Saw, a stalker from the movie "The Running Man". Check it out.

 
At 2:12 PM, Blogger Mike said...

The Running Man: that's Schwarzenagger & Richard Dawson, right?

Saw that in college I think.

 

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