A Modest Proposal
A number of folks have made reference to how much the events in Iraq these days remind one of the events in Vietnam when I was a youth. Well, I have been thinking, as I contemplate all those former Vietcong spending good money on Coke and Big Macs... Remember the South Vietnamese army? We just could not train them to fight. They were just plain incompetent, ... unmotivated! Same with the Iraqi army which we back ... just plain not good soldiers. We keep trying, and telling the American people, they will be able to fight on their own any day now... Now the VC, there was an army! They could tunnel, lie for hours camouflaged in the road ... if we had trained the VC to be our allies, well, everyone could have knocked off for Big Macs and a Coke years and years before we did! So, in that light, a modest proposal. Why don't we hire the other guys in Iraq to be the Iraqi army, pass out the Big Macs and Coke, and start building a safer world for Starbucks?