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If you have "no place to go," come here!

Nice work supporting the troops with that body armor, Shooter!

But don't worry about a thing! When you get an arm or a leg blown off, you'll get taken care of at Walter Reed! Oh, wait...

The recto-cranial inversion continues:

Cheney called it a myth that "one can support the troops without giving them the tools and reinforcements they need to carry out their mission."

Yeah, speaking of tools, how's that body armor coming? How's the training going? Got those stop losses under control?

Thought not.

Of course, Cheney's statement is the rankest and most virulent authoritarianism imaginable:

In the delusional minds of the unilateral executive theorists deep in Cheney's bunker, it's up to the chief executive alone--let's reserve the word "President" for elected officials, OK?--to determine what the troops "mission" is to begin with.

Then, everybody else has to fall in line. Congress needs to sign the blank check, the voters need to go shopping and "sacrifice" by watching TV, etc.

Fuhrerprinzip!

Of course, if the mission turns out to be the greatest strategic disaster in American history, getting the troops out of harm's way is the best way to support them, and our country, too.

NOTE Can't Cheney do something about his lips? They're all twisted, and the condition keeps getting worse.

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Submitted by [Please enter a... (not verified) on

I suspect the lip thing is coincidental. Zipping them would solve both problems but not gonna happen.

I've heard an idea several times now that always make me laugh when I hear these accusations about undermining troop morale.

I just can't wrap my mind around our highly trained, talented and dedicated soldiers curling up in a fetal position because folks here are concerned for their welfare. Then I remember that all these chickenhawks never served in any conflict. They are immagining what THEY would do IF this happened to them....

Something that floated into my mind when I happened to catch a picture of Grover Norquist somewhere. He's just the right size to waterboard in a bathtub.... Maybe someone could use him for a demo?

Submitted by lambert on

I didn't originate this useful bit of invective--I believe that Jane over at FDL did.

No authoritarians were tortured in the writing of this post.