Rumsfeld Arrives in Afghanistan; 30 Taliban Killed

The Reuters headline “Rumsfeld arrives in Afghanistan; 30 Taliban killed” amuses me.

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  1. Cernig says:

    Yep. I saw it and thought something along the lines of “Rummie thanked the audience and said he was there till Tuesday, try the veal”.

    Regards, Cernig

  2. BigFire says:

    Reminds me of the 1000 Secret Rumsfeld Kung Fu technique. He shows up, take some names, and kicks ass.

  3. Vigilante says:

    International cooperation in the war against “Talebinistan” seemed to be a moral imperative after 9-11. Bush’s un-provoked, unnecessary, largely unilateral invasion and unplanned occupation of Iraq (UULUIUOI)has drained off military assets, financial resources, and international consensus that would/could/should have clinched the deal. Now, I think, the UULUIUOI is eroding and corrupting the will and determination of the American people.

    Tragedy is the familiar but unwelcome companion to history.

  4. LJD says:

    The will and determination of the American people is only eroded or corrupted if you choose to let it, or in your case, if you actively take a role in advancing it.

    Thanks a bunch for your efforts, Vigilante.

  5. Maybe I need to rethink the liberal claim about how dangerous to world peace Rummy is. I mean if his mere presence can kill so many we should either use him as a super weapon or entomb him for the safety of mankind.

  6. McGehee says:

    Vigilante, non sequitur is the familiar but unwelcome companion to anti-war commentary.