Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Just A Couple of Little Nagging Thoughts

Before I dive back into readying the truffles for shipment. Then I am planning to post the White Chocolate Truffle recipe, with pictures. Followed closely by another post showing the rolling and dipping process with the dark truffles.

Regarding the Iraq Study Group. Something has been nagging me every time I hear it cited. They continually speak about "The Iraqi Government" like it is something to be reckoned with. Calling what they have there, a group of mostly former exiles who are holed up inside an American fort a government is an insult to governments anywhere. It's like calling a class that teaches Intelligent Design "science." Same goes for the Iraqi "army."

There has been a lot of Reagan nostalgia flying about, usually using a pretext of writing a couple of sentences about Jean Kirkpatrick, and ending up with a tribute to ol' Ronnie who "won the Cold War without firing a shot. Please. Please. Please. There are shitloads people who got shot in Lebanon, Angola, El Salvador, Nicaraugua, Guatemala, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Cambodia, Afghanistan, and many places all over the world who got shot by American guns, either in American hands or in the hands of people trained by Americans. Without firing a shot my half-breed ass.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indeed. The entire freakin' Cold War was a low grade war of nerves, except when it was fought outright by proxies (or by GI's in Korea, Vietnam, and even a little bit in Granada - as much of a joke as that was). The whole point of that as far as I could tell was having a war without actually declaring a full fledged one against your enemy because you knew damn well that such a declaration would lead to nukes, and there was no returning from that.

- oddjob

7:33 PM  
Blogger PeterofLoneTree said...


Speaking of which, I'm posting this question around in the comments on my favorite blogs:

"Are the U.S. troops in Iraq 'trapped'"

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter, probably - as long as the Dry Drunk Frat Boy remains in the Oval Office.

- oddjob

11:56 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

Peter, they are totally trapped, if al-Sadr waives his hand on a Thursday, there will be 70,000 gun toting troops in the street by Saturday. It's a nightmare along the proportions of Chosin or La Noche Triste. Xenophon's bunch had it easy compared to our guys.

They may not be perceived as trapped right now, but if the folks in the streets want them, they got them.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous shades of blue said...

Yes indeedee they are trapped.
Not only trapped in their physical status but also trapped by asshole-in-chief's stubborn refusal to face facts.

1:16 PM  

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