Monday, October 26, 2009

Not as tough as his name and mouth imply

A pack of right-wingers sent a letter to the President asking him to escalate the war in Afghanistan. Sure, no problem. We all have the right to ask our Presidents to do anything on our behalf. The problem, as usual, is most of the signers of the letter have absolutely no skin in the game.
Mr. President, you have put in place the military leadership and sent the initial resources required to begin bringing this war to a successful conclusion. The military leadership has devised a strategy that will reverse the errors of previous years, free Afghans from the chains of tyranny, and keep America safe. We call on you to fully resource this effort, do everything possible to minimize the risk of failure, and to devote the necessary time to explain, soberly and comprehensively, to the American people the stakes in Afghanistan, the route to success, and the cost of defeat.

With the continued bravery of our troops, and your continued full support for them and their command team, America and our allies can and will prevail in Afghanistan.
One of the letter's signers is Max Boot, a gutless tapeworm that has always stood on the sidelines screeching about the virtues of more combat for more troops. It seems rather pathetic that his experience as a writer and philosopher somehow makes him a 'proclaimed' expert on warfare. But this is the world we live in and just further evidence that the gap between credibility and notoriety is still expanding.

Feel free to ask Mr. Boot to get his goddamn ass into the game since he still has a few years left of eligibility.



At 27 October, 2009 13:19, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the signers of the letter is "Ryan C. Crocker," who can only be Ambassador Ryan Clark Crocker, who served as U.S. Ambassador to Iraq from 2007 (or early 2008) through early 2009. Some of the signers of the letter are credible; he is one of them.

At 27 October, 2009 15:46, Blogger Wek said...

When I'm thinking credibility Mr. Crocker doesn't come to mind. He's an ambassador, not a serviceman.

I did notice that Pete Hegseth signed this letter. He is indeed credible and a better example to hold up.

At 27 October, 2009 21:31, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I met Max Boot and Crocker when I was in Iraq. Boot truly is a pasty little POS. A weak, soft little POS. Crocker has no credibility with me either.

At 28 October, 2009 19:23, Blogger Grung_e_Gene said...

Seriously, Wek you are way off base on this one! Did you read Der Boot's profile. I'll just quote it it's fucking impressive:

Defense policy; defense budget; proliferation; nation-building and peacekeeping; democracy and human rights; U.S. grand strategy; national security; military technology; military history; U.S. foreign policy; terrorism and guerilla warfare; terrorism; media.

Did you see that list of Expertises? It reads like a Seal Team Six Squad Leader roll of Kick Ass-i-tude!

At 28 October, 2009 23:54, Blogger Wek said...

You're right, Gene. I'll write an open apology immediately, if not sooner.

Dear Mr. Boot- I apologize it has taken me this long to do a post on your cowardly ass.

Unbelievable. I could spend a day on Wikipedia reading up on the same material and claim to be an expert.

Anon @12:31- I hope you didn't crush Boot's brittle hand if you shook it.

At 29 October, 2009 10:50, Blogger Grung_e_Gene said...

Yeah, Wek you'd better apologize! Look at that photo you put up for this post. Max Boot is doing the universal arm raising signal for 'Yo what's up? Wanna go? Huh?' fight move.

He'd beat you up for sure...


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