Saturday, February 17, 2007

The Smartest People Visit The Lair
And this proves it

What period of current American history am I describing?

~ This war began with the support of the majority of the American people.

~ Many American considered this war to be essentially a civil war, until there was evidence that another nation was supplying arms and manpower to the enemy.

~ It was obvious that there were political mistakes made in the early years of this war.

~ It was equally obvious that despite the political blunders, the American military forces themselves never suffered a major defeat. The American forces decisively won every stand-up battle against the enemy.

~ The enemy was deathly afraid to take on the American military. Whenever possible, the enemy chose guerrilla tactics.

~ In time, our host-nation ally slowly began to show the world that they could field a competent and battle-ready military.

~ Despite American military prowess and constant success on the battlefield, many in the American media (mostly liberal) declared the war unwinnable.

~ Despite American military prowess and constant success on the battlefield, many in the American institutes of higher learning (mostly liberal) declared the war unwinnable.

~ Despite American military prowess and constant success on the battlefield, many in the American Congress (mostly liberal) declared the war unwinnable.

~ Whenever American military forces committed an atrocity, liberals ensured that the news of such was given constant media coverage.

~ Whenever the enemy committed atrocities that made the Americans pale in comparison, the liberals were strangely mute on the subject.

~ Despite American military prowess and constant success on the battlefield, after years and years of liberal propaganda bombardment, many Americans eventually became convinced that the war was unwinnable.

~ Yet again... despite American military prowess and constant success on the battlefield, an American Presidency was brought down for leading this nation into an unwinnable war.

~ The enemy eventually won the war after the American military, despite prowess and constant success on the battlefield, was ordered to leave before the enemy was completely defeated.

~ Once firmly in control of our defeated former ally, the enemy killed millions of men, women, and children.

OK... here's the $64,000 question; who can tell if I'm describing the Viet-Nam War or the current war in Iraq?

6 Comments:

Blogger Mac McLernon said...

Vietnam... but only because you wrote it in the past tense...

and "Once firmly in control of our defeated former ally" hasn't happened yet...

Is this the famous manoeuvre known as shooting oneself in the foot?
;-)

8:37 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Mac,
Once I got to this part of my little chronology, I started to become a bit of a futurist.

Everything else in the Viet-Nam - Iraq parrall has been on the money... I figured why not go with the rest of the obvious sequence of events?

10:16 AM  
Blogger Mac McLernon said...

*sheepish grin*

...oh dear! I think I need to provide translations for my warped sense of British humour...

(I was agreeing with you, in that EVERYTHING was the same until you used the past tense...

...and the shooting in the foot referred not to you, but to those who ignore the military successes and contribute to the defeatist approach...)

;-)

9:47 PM  
Blogger Mac McLernon said...

I think I need to learn to speak American!!

9:48 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Mac,
In the immortal words of Homer J. Simpson *as I smack myself on the forehead* D'OH!!

Sorry, Mac... I guess those painkillers still have me doped up! And besides, you KNOW I could never be mad at YOU!!!

You're my Scottish goomba!

10:20 AM  
Blogger Mac McLernon said...

My mother would kill you for that...
(she's German... and scary!!)

7:53 PM  

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