Thursday, April 28, 2005

Rumsfeld the Weird

Next to George W. Bush, Rumsfeld has to be the most verbally handicapped of all the neocons. Trying to make sense out of most of what he says is like trying to understand absolute gibberish. How he has managed to stay in his job after his abject failure at almost every turn is one of the great current mysteries. Well, maybe not, after all, look at his boss.

Now Rumsfeld is once again trying to control the media, insisting that reporters
have to sign a statement promising not to interview soldiers about an ongoing case. No one seems to have heard of such a precedent but I guess Rumsfeld, like the rest of the hole-in-the-head gang, thinks he is godlike.

But the best news I have heard in a long time also came out of the mouth of Rumsfeld. He apparently said that the new weapons the military needs (or probably more accurately, wants) are so expensive they can't afford them. Wouldn't that be the happiest day on earth? What would happen to war if the armies involved couldn't afford their weapons? I love it! Let's fervently hope it will come true - sooner rather than later. Rumsfeld apparently worries that not only can we not afford these high tech weapons but our allies who are supposed to buy them as well almost certainly can't afford them. HAPPY DAYS!

Given the fact that our expenditures on arms and the military dwarfs that of all the rest of the countries on earth combined one might think a few cutbacks might be welcome. But no, we need even more. Not only that, we are importing some of them from China! Talk about a world so screwed up no one seems to know or care what is going on and you have ours. Do you suppose it is even possible that somewhere in the vast reaches of space there might be a planet with even an iota of common sense? Probably not if there are human beings involved.

"Huaman's skepticism was substantial. He knew that men are a joke of the gods, sent to mortify the animals."
Abel Posse
The Dogs of Paradise

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