23 July 2010

Words Craftsman

There aren't many more enjoyable writers than the columnist Fred Reed. He would be worth reading even if he was writing total nonsense just for the enjoyment of his lively writting style. Not content with that however he also not infrequently talks good sense (when he is not sticking up for the police).
Today in a piece sparked by the words of another shit-for-brains (there is no other adjective for it) US general we can read:
"Does General Dworkin-Mattis speak of manhood? Odd, since his military is being badly outfought by the unmanly Afghans that are fun to kill. By the Pentagon’s figures the US military outnumbers the resistance several to one. The US has complete control of the air, enjoying F16s, helicopter gun-ships, transport choppers, and Predator drones, as well as armor, body armor, night-vision gear, heavy weaponry, medevac, hospitals, good food, and PXs. The Afghans have only AKs, RPGs, C4, and balls. Yet they are winning, or at least holding their own. How glorious.

Man for man, weapon for weapon, the Taliban are clearly superior. They take far heavier casualties, but keep on fighting. Their politics are not mine, but they are formidable on the ground. If I were General Dworkin, I’d change my name and go into hiding. Maybe he could wear a veil."
Cracking stuff that should be read whole.

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