What do these military wanks know about war, anyway? – Donald Rumsfeld, 2002

If the neo-con chickenhawks that fomented the Iraqi invasion had actually floated the idea across the military would have said this:

A series of secret U.S. war games in 1999 showed that an invasion and post-war administration of Iraq would require 400,000 troops, nearly three times the number there now.

Perhaps they did, but the head of the military, Donald Rumsfeld, who undoubtedly knew of these exercises, maintained that his streamlined force idea was going to work and that these idiots in the military that didn’t manage to come up with creative draft-dodging options (anal cysts, rich dad, you know…) wouldn’t know a military campaign if it bit them in the cyst. That he still insisted on a small force is a testament to hubris and idiocy on his part, and alone should be enough to get him thrown out of his job.

That he still has a job should be enough alone to get push impeached when the Dems take over next week. They won’t try of course, but it would be nice just the same.


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