Thursday, June 07, 2007

The perfect man

So we're going to have a "war Czar" in our country and I'm sure he'll be as effective as any drug Czar has been in winning the unwinnable with an unworkable plan. The cynic in me is delighted, of course, to hear that General Lute has criticized Bush's absurdly named "surge." One might question the mildness of the word "criticize" when directed at something akin to adding a squirt gun to fire hoses vainly trying to put out a wildfire, but then I can't expect much of anyone who would accept the crown of a Czar to do more than doubletalk his way around the contradiction.

So far, Czars haven't worked well at governing unruly countries whether you're talking about Russian history or the several Drug Czars the US has appointed to impede the will of the governed and I don't expect General Lute to be more than a figurehead. A figure whose head will be lopped off when things continue to go to hell. He isn't aided by having only three stars and needing to bully the 4 star types in the Pentagon into goose stepping to Bush's march music.

All in all, I think this bit of absurd theatrics is well summed up by Senator James Inhofe, (R) Oklahoma. who told the hearing today that he believed the new position was ‘unnecessary,’ but that Lute was the ‘ideal’ choice for the job. Lute should be very proud to be the perfect man for an unnecessary job.


d.K. said...

The comments by Inhofe are hilarious, and terrifyingly revealing.

Capt. Fogg said...

To me it reveals our lack of leadership. The purpose of a president is not to appoint "czars."

We already have the joint chiefs, we already have a secretary of Defense, we already have a President, but in ever dawns on George the Chimp that it's the mission that's the problem, not the public or the military.

Mr. Natural said...

George the chimp stands before the world and proclaims when speaking of Vladimir Putin: "Vladimir, Vlad, I call him Vlad..." What a boob, tool, criminally dim motherfucker.

d.K. said...

I agree, Capt. Fogg, but I think leaving it at "lack of leadership" is hugely generous on your part. You must be in an especially sunny mood today. It certainly reveals a lot more than that, but you already know this.

Capt. Fogg said...

It's not so much a sunny mood - it's mostly that I'm trying to keep my blood pressure down.

But I love the way Bush thinks he's making points with people by giving them nicknames and acting overly familiar. Bush is our own American Borat.