Any War But This War

June 18, 2008

It’s a cliche that the military is always prepared to fight the previous war. What deserves to become the new cliche — one I shall do everything I can to promote — is that conservatives are always prepared to fight World War II. Every pro-war figure is Winston Churchill, every critic is Neville Chamberlain and every soldier is John Wayne. Of course, John Wayne was really a dancer named Marion who never saw action, but that’s hardly a disqualifier in the wingnut ranks. In fact, Wayne is the perfect model for most conservatives in that he made a living from playing soldier while doing everything possible to avoid becoming the real thing.

So, kids, how’s World War II going?

* Bombing in Baghdad kills at least 51.

* U.S. military leaders conspired to hide evidence of torture and mistreatment of prisoners from the International Red Cross.

* Civilian overseer dismissed because he questioned over $1 billion in KBR expenditures.

How inspiring.


One Response to “Any War But This War”

  1. Scott Stiefel Says:

    FUN FACT: My great-uncle was named Marion; my mother was named after him.

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