The Passing Parade: Cheap Shots from a Drive By Mind

"...difficile est saturam non scribere. Nam quis iniquae tam patiens urbis, tam ferreus, ut teneat se..." " is hard not to write Satire. For who is so tolerant of the unjust City, so steeled, that he can restrain himself... Juvenal, The Satires (1.30-32)

Thursday, December 07, 2006

JUST MY OPINION, YOU UNDERSTAND: So Mr. Baker and friends recommend that we negotiate with Syria, Iran, and the insurgents, pull combat forces out of Iraq and leave training and logistical forces in place, and then, while we're at it, resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict as well. This is all very nice, I’m sure, but as serious policy recommendations they remind me of something the late John Boyd once said about some designs for new fighter aircraft that the Air Force brass wanted him to look at. Colonel Boyd looked at the proposals for a bit and allowed that while he didn’t really know all that much about designing fighter aircraft, he was pretty sure that he could screw up badly and still come up with a better design than the ones the Pentagon wanted to build. Supporters of cutting back the government's waste of our tax dollars should start with Mr. Baker and his band of merry men (and Justice O'Connor). A $600 hammer will still drive nails into a 2 x 4, despite the outrageous cost; I'm not sure what this report is good for except for recycling into something useful like cardboard boxes, toilet paper, and several issues of next October's copy of Playboy.


  • At 3:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    We can use it to stoke
    the fire as we gather
    around singing (you know
    what) with our jihadist
    The Liberal Peace Plan:
    W. prostrate in Tehran.
    After the flogging he
    converts to Islam
    taking the new name:


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