Calling All Ann Coulter Conservatives
Where are today’s volunteers?
OK, the “big push” begins in Iraq soon. Yes, ten or twenty thousand more American troops in Iraq are going to turn the situation around, smother the Sunni insurgency, and allow us to all ride off into the democratic sunset. While they are at it I assume they will find the still missing WMDs, rescue Amelia Earhart, and give a Christmas Tree to everyone in Iraq. Sigh. The only result of sending twenty thousand more troops to Iraq is going to be more dead and maimed Americans as more troops go on patrol and are available to shoot at. Dear God, didn’t anyone in the Bush Administration study the Vietnam war? This sort of whack-a-mole nonsense didn’t work there and it won’t work in Iraq. I can only conclude that the fervour with which the neo-cons and the Bushs avoided going to Vietnam themselves, extends to even studying the war. This Big Push is not a “change in strategy.” This is “putting good money after bad.” Doesn’t Bush even know how to play poker?
The military would like to send fifty thousand more troops to Iraq, but alas, twenty or maybe thirty thousand is all they can muster. I have a modest suggestion. I think everyone who thought invading Iraq was a great idea should be given a rifle, body armour (if there’s any to be had,) and an Arabic/English phrasebook…then sent to Iraq to fix the mess we made. The pro war folks seem to know all the answers, they are always claiming how smart they are, they are made for the job, right? There’s no point sending liberals. At least according to the Ann Coulter conservatives: liberals are all stupid, gay, cowardly, terrorist sympathizers.
Seriously though, this line of thought did make me wonder something. How come the pro war folks aren’t lining up at recruiting centres? The army and marines are spread as thin as they can get, if even a hundred thousand patriotic conservatives enlisted, it would be a huge help. So where are they all? I don’t hear any conservative voices calling for people to enlist. I checked, if there are they are few and far between. Even Bush’s own daughters haven’t enlisted, how the Hell can someone send other people’s children to die while his own party under Secret Service protection? How do Ann Coulter and Michael Savage explain this? How does any self respecting conservative explain this? Curious minds want to know.