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The Clausewitz of Comedy Central

By Michael J. Smith on Thursday August 31, 2006 11:26 AM

Deep strategic thinker Bill Maher has joined the boots-on-the-ground gang:
The morgue in Baghdad counted more than 1,800 bodies last month, which was a record high. ... But this month, the morgue is on track to receive less than a quarter of that. Why? Because we've redeployed 8,000 U.S. soldiers and 3,000 Iraqi troops to Baghdad and sent them on house-to-house sweeps for militants and weapons caches. In other words, we've knocked Baghdad back from complete and total madness to borderline chaos.

Geez, it's almost like more soldiers works better....

Of course, the forces weren't added; they were moved from other parts of the country, which will now descend back into complete and total madness.

I especially like the "we". How I wish Bill's boots were on the ground over there, so he could use that pronoun in its literal sense.

Comments (3)

js paine:

man's least dangerous game

bill maher cut loose
outside the green zone
armed only with his native wit


I wish it were so, too, MJS. Maher and Hillary, side by side in Baghdad: shtick and dick, as it were.

Did anyone catch Hitchens' meltdown on Maher? Only the prospect of his crack-up could get me to tune in, and duly came the reward: ten minutes in, he was burbling caution that the astonished host stop looking at him as if he were an idiot. Five minutes later he was giving the finger to the audience. His face was the color of placenta, though that might have been my old TV.

If Hitchens and Mel ever appear together, somebody has to tape it for me.

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