Sunday, March 09, 2003


1. Cabal of oldsters who won't listen to outside advice? Check.

2. No understanding of the many ethnicities of the locals? Check.

3. Imposing country boundaries drawn by Europe, and not by the locals? Check.

4. Unshakeable faith in the superiority of our technology? Check.

5. France secretly hoping we fall on our asses? Check.

6. Germany secretly hoping we fall on our asses? Check.

7. China secretly hoping we fall on our assess? Check.

8. SecDef pushing a war that JCS never wanted? Check.

9. Fear we will look bad if we back down now? Check.

10. Corrupt Texan in the Whitehouse? Check.

11. Land war in Asia? Check.

12. Right unhappy with the outcome of the previous war? Check.

13. Enemy easily moves in/out of neighboring countries? Check.

14. Soldiers about to be dosed with our own chemicals? Check.

15. Friendly-fire problem ignored instead of solved? Check.

16. Anti-Americanism up sharply in Europe? Check.

17.B-52 bombers? Check.

18. Helicoptors that clog up the local dust? Check.

19. In-fighting of the branches of the military? Check.

20. Locals that cheer us by day, hate us by night? Check.

21. Local experts ignored? Check.

22. Locals used to conflicts that have lasted longer than the U.S.A is a country? Check.

23. Against advice, Prez won't raise taxes to pay for war? Check.

24. Blue water navy ships operating in brown water? Check.

25. Use of nukes hinted at if things don't go our way? Check.

26. Unpopular War? Check.

Vietnam 2, You Are Cleared To Taxi.