How do you tell a man to be the last soldier we have?
It's not even featured on CBS News, ol' one-eye being the network that hosts the show.
Powell's critique of the war is as insanely late as the original Macintosh was insanely great.
But guess what? It's a genuine shot across the Bush bow:
Former secretary of state Colin L. Powell said yesterday that the United States is losing what he described as a "civil war" in Iraq and that he is not persuaded that an increase in U.S. troops there would reverse the situation. Instead, he called for a new strategy that would relinquish responsibility for Iraqi security to the government in Baghdad sooner rather than later, with a U.S. drawdown to begin by the middle of next year.
Powell's comments broke his long public silence on the issue and placed him at odds with the administration. President Bush is considering options for a new military strategy -- among them a "surge" of 15,000 to 30,000 troops added to the current 140,000 in Iraq, to secure Baghdad and to accelerate the training of Iraqi forces, as Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and others have proposed....
But all that is burying the lead:
"If somebody proposes that additional troops be sent, if I was still chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, my first question ...is what mission is it these troops are supposed to accomplish? ...Is it something that is really accomplishable? ...Do we have enough troops to accomplish it?"
Did you you catch that last litle detail? THE FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE OF THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION SAYS WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF TROOPS!
Okay, I'll calm down. Maybe he didn't mean it quite like that.
He also said: the "active Army is about broken." OH MY GOD, THE FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE OF THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION SAYS OUR ARMY IS BROKEN!
Before any decision to increase troops, he said, "I'd want to have a clear understanding of what it is they're going for, how long they're going for.
Alright, he's just being prudent. Sorry about all that shouting.
And let's be clear about something else.... There really are no additional troops.
HOLY FUCKING SHIT, THE FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE OF THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION SAYS "THERE REALLY ARE NO ADDITIONAL TROOPS"!
Thank God for the NRA and the Second Amendment, because if Bush is right that they're going to follow us here, it's down to you (no wonder you were Person of the Year!), your Gat, and whatever you can learn by watching Red Dawn.