So. Iraq wants air support from the United States.
|I'm not saying the guys at my local shooting range could "out tactical" these Iraqi army recruits. But... we could out tactical these jokers.|
I assume the series of conversations involved in Iraq's request went something like this. A little screenplay I like to call "Somewhat Racist, Definitely Stereotypical International Diplomacy Theater":
Iraq: Hey 'Murica, can borrow some airpower? We have crazy people invading our country again!So. Just when we thought we were out. They find a way to drag us (and our wallets) back in.
USA: Crazy people? Are they white?
Iraq: No, they look like us this time but they go to a different church.
USA: Ooooooh? How much airpower do you need?
Iraq: Oh, not a ton. You know what it takes to knock down a threat in this part of the world. Just send us that.
USA: Gotcha. Let me make a quick call to my drone financier.
(USA and Iraq hang up their phones)
(USA scratches self with one hand, picks up a telephone with the other hand and dials. China answers)
USA: Oh, hey China. It's me the USA.
China: Oh hey USA. Do you have my money yet?
USA: Come on China, you know I'm good for it. But... speaking of money. How are you guys looking. That GDP still growing at 7-percent? Have anything we can borrow. Something pretty big has come up in the oil producing part of the world that we both rely on for about 99% of our economic might.
China: Oh sure. We'll
loanroan you some more money. Just make sure you keep digging yourself in a deeper hole that your children and your children's children will never be able to climb out of. See you later!
USA: Thanks, see ya later, thanks for the Beijing Olympics.
I drive to work. I need oil. I appreciate human beings and value freedom.
But I value my freedom more than I value Iraqi freedom that I pay for. More military spending on a conflict a world away is not in my best interest.
If the 57-percent disapproval rating Obama has right now on foreign policy is going to get better. Another significant bill from the Middle East isn't the way to do it.