Friday, August 31, 2007

Not your Blogging Tory news: Aug 31, 2007.


Oooooh ... this doesn't sound good (emphasis added):

Durbin: Petraeus to warn of low troop morale

Following a dinner they shared in Baghdad, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Wednesday that he expects Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, to report to President Bush and Congress next month that American troops are exhausted by the war effort there.

Durbin, speaking to a group of Tribune editors and reporters in Chicago, said that during a trip through Iraq earlier this month he saw a military that has made some progress toward improving security since a manpower "surge" last February. But he said U.S. troops were being pushed to the limit and that Petraeus concurred.

WTF? What's with those nancy boys? I mean, we're praying for them, we're wearing red and we've got yellow ribbons on our cars. Jesus, what more do they want us to do? Ungrateful bastards.

6 comments:

M@ said...

Why don't the troops support the troops?

Crabgrass said...

If only everyone would vote Republican and pray for Bush, this whole mess would have been over and done with long ago.

thwap said...

tut-tut,

I heard from a very good source that combat is tiring.

that's all this is.

They're just a little pooped.

Don't worry about them; ... it only helps the enemy.

The Seer said...

1. You don't "wear red" to support Ameircan troops. That's a Canadian thing. On US Army maps, American and friendly positions are marked in blue; red is for the enemy. This is a tradition that started in the Revolutionary War when the enemy literally wore red coats. Sorry.

2. I personally never have warmed up to the yellow ribbon thing, since the reason I went to Vietnam is I was afraid that if I went to Canada instead, people would call me "yellow." Getting called "yellow" was still a big thing in the 60's.

3. The prayers, though, the prayers. That's good. Trouble is, Jesus has been two-faced about this Iraq thing. Don't forget that while he told Dear Leader to "go for it" he also told Pat Roberts in an off-camera interview in January, 2003, that Iraq was going to be a plague of Old Testament proportions, or words to that effect.

4. Send cookies. (Milk would spoil by the time it gets there.)

Crabgrass said...

the seer: "Jesus has been two-faced about this Iraq thing"

Yes, mister flip-flop. Did they have flip-flops then?

Ti-Guy said...

*tsk*...You silly atheists. I've been praying and...lo and behold...it's turning out exactly the way I prayed for.

When the next gay Republican is caught in a public toilet, all I ask is a small donation to the charity of your choice.

Yours in Christ...Ti-Guy.