Maureen Dowd is part of the Vast Right Wing Press in this country, so we are told. I hate to tar all liberals with her brush, as I hate to stereotype. But she's wildly popular among liberals, regarded as a profound philosopher and rennaissance woman, and adored by hordes.
The question I have is, "Why"? Or perhaps, "In the name of Vishnu and the nine bleeding hells, why?"
Quoting from and responding to her masturbation fantasy linked above:
"He threw 100,000 troops into Afghanistan on 9/11 and sealed the borders."
60,000 total infantrymen in the US Army (including the "draft dodging" Guard and Reserve liberals love to exploit for headlines and condemn for further headlines, as is convenient), divided by 5529 km of border divided by 2 soldiers per position equals one position every 184 meters or 598 feet. You could drive an armored division through there unseen, nevermind a couple of men on donkeys. This doesn't include troops necessary to support and feed the guards, plus troops necessary to scour a country the size of Texas that's mostly plateaus and mountains with nasty weather, plus troops to support them. It also assumes the two men per position stay there and don't rotate or take leave for the duration of the mission. (See? All that research I did for The Scope of Justice paid off) (And this took five minutes with Google.)
"No Iraqi explosives fell into the hands of terrorists."
As that started happening in the 1970s...
This is why Dowd and similar neolibs are neither funny nor clever.
Also, I offer the following deal: I never use the words "nigger" or "commie," I'd appreciate not hearing "neocon" tossed at anyone a crypto-fascist pseudo-liberal happens to disagrees with. And I won't use "neolib" again now that I've used it to prove a point.
Now, here's another quote from a blog:
The Fallujah debacle is a small prism through which to view the entire Bush doctrine. Plan poorly (if at all), depend upon poor and undereducated soldiers not thinking enough to stand up for their right to live, and then spread the blame around when the plan gets all @W#$ed up. Way to go, righties. Four more years of this, and then we can move on to Iran...
Posted by: Matthew | December 21, 2004 07:00 PM
Hi. I'm one of those stupid troops you deride.
A look at my site (below) might enlighten you as to the depths of my ignorance and stupidity. (website linked in my sig)
Now, this dogma-spouting fucktard probably did graduate from high school, which tells me all I need to know about the state of public edukashun in this country, but that's another post.
What he isn't aware of is that ANY member of the US military averages higher in intellect and physical development than his peers. Hell, I've got friends on duty with PhDs, Masters in engineering, one with a degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins. I'm an internationally published author. Ayup, huhuh. That's us. A bunch of ignorant moorons unable to tell we're being exploited for near $50K a year and free college. Damn straight. We're so stupid we actually disagree with Maureen Dowd! Why, when they drafted us, we threw up our hands in despair and gave up any hope of rebelling against the military-industrial-Haliburton complex...oh, wait...we all volunteered, or re-enlisted after the Gulf War, and clinton's Bosnia, and clinton's Haiti, and clinton's Bosnia again, and clinton's Desert Fox, and clinton's Somalia...and I'm still confused as to why those wars with no UN support are acceptable to "liberals" while our current operation is not. (Apparently, deposing dictators is only a good thing if there's no profit or interest involved. If someone might actually make a profit, then those poor peasants have to be buttfucked and fed into leaf chippers as a sad sacrifice to avoid the excesses of capitalism).
Apparently, "Matthew" thinks he's got a grasp of international events that can be summed up in one paragraph and solve the entire issue. So does Dowd.
They're either absolute geniuses or absolute fucking morons.
You be the judge.