Tuesday, July 25, 2006

This Duck Won't Quack

A concise description of how the United States found itself up shit's creek without a paddle in Iraq:

An after-action review from the Third Infantry Division underscores the Pentagon’s paucity of postwar planning, stating that “there was no guidance for restoring order in Baghdad, creating an interim government, hiring government and essential services employees, and ensuring that the judicial system was operational.” And an end-of-tour report by a colonel assigned to the Coalition Provisional Authority memorably summarized his office’s work as “pasting feathers together, hoping for a duck.”

9 Comments:

Anonymous Dr Quirkean said...

The man's a fool, obviously a communist, and absolutely pro defeatism.

7/25/2006 12:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If “Fiasco” is essential reading one can only hope Bush would read it... Oh, I forgot... he doesn't read...

Maybe someone could make it into a power-point presentation for him? I, myself, would volunteer...

Dena


P.S. it seems that anyone who has a dissenting view from the WH propaganda is a communist or worse, a liberal! There are none so blind as those who will not see...

7/25/2006 1:04 PM  
Anonymous Dr. Quirkean said...

Alas I'm afraid you're quite wrong my dear.

None are so blind as the dead and the scared to death.

PS
How do you like your dry martinis if you now like them one single bit?

7/25/2006 1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dear? I wasn't aware that we'd been introduced.

-- But, of course, you're right - none are so blind as the dead and the scared to death*...

Dena

*AKA wing-nuts

7/25/2006 2:03 PM  
Blogger Effwit said...

Dr. Quirkean:

Is there an association of Stalinist professors?

If so, the phrase "publish or perish" might describe your motivation for blogging.

7/25/2006 2:36 PM  
Blogger Effwit said...

Dena:

Beware of roofie-laced martinis.

;-)

7/25/2006 2:40 PM  
Blogger Meatball One said...

A conservative gigilo needs no intro to slip his hand into a perfumed pocket.

So,Dena dear...just how do you feel about diaper sex. We 7.56mm card carrying Stalinists have it pegged as a staple of our amorous escapades.

(BTW, how do you feel about purple satin shirts on deep tans...unbuttoned to the navel after 6pm, of course)

Chin Chin!

7/27/2006 12:28 PM  
Blogger Meatball One said...

Darn, there I went and blew my Dr. Quirkean cover.

I'm a lousy mole.

7/28/2006 2:25 PM  
Blogger Effwit said...

Meatball One:

I suspected all along that you were our intrepid professor from Long Beach.

It was your picture that gave you away.

7/28/2006 3:09 PM  

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