Monday, September 05, 2011

Operational Pause for the Cause

Happy End of Summer!

I’m celebrating Labor Day this year by making it the first day of my summer vacation which, if I’m going to take one, I need to get cracking, don’t I?

Wake me when the next war
is over.
Catch you after the equinox.  Hopefully we won’t have started a fourth war by then.  Well, a fifth war, if you count Yemen as being a war already.  Which it is, when you get right down to it.  Then again, we’re also at war in Somalia, the Philippines, Nigeria and Syria.  So here’s hoping we’re don’t start a how ever many-eth war it would be if we start a new one before fall officially starts. 

And what would the rush be?  It’s not like we need new wars to replace the ones we already have.  Out withdrawal “deadlines” for Iraq and the Bananastans are more fictional than Sergeant Fury and His Howling Commandos, though not nearly so well written, drawn or inked.   

Commander Jeff Huber, U.S. Navy (Retired) is author of the critically lauded novel Bathtub Admirals, a lampoon on America’s rise to global dominance. 


  1. What is really the deadline for keeping the flag planted in foreign lands?

    Trick question. The answer was Manifest Destiny.

  2. Happy Labor Day, Commander.

    Haven't been keeping up with The Insanity lately; this stuff has just gotten too depressing to read about on a regular basis. The last article I invested any serious time in was on Alternet: "Our Commando War in 120 Countries." All about the SOCOM follies and our "military's secret military."

    It just about put out my lights, the enormity and insanity of it all. It's even made think seriously about moving to another country permanently. Do I really want to support THAT with the taxes I pay?

    I'm thinking that Hitler, Himmler, Goering and the rest of that bunch are having a big party in Hell right about now. And no doubt laughing their asses off.

  3. Surely they know the scam, so for what personal interest do each of our members of Congress continue to go along with all these fictional war deadlines?

    What happened to the intended adversarial relationship between Executive and Congress? Only on transfer payments from and to taxpayers, do these two branches bicker; on endless war and transferring our treasure into the rat hole of foreign sands everywhere, they are of one mind.