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A Game-Changer for McCain?

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  1. Greco

    Greco Well-Known Member

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    For years John McCain has struggled to come up with a claim about Iraq that has any validity to it. It’s almost like it’s been some kind of contest between John McCain, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney to see who could make the most boneheaded claims. So far, it appears to be a three-way tie.

    Apparently John McCain is now moving away from the “claiming” end of the Iraq quagmire discussion and is now moving in the direction of actual strategy development for the military commanders on the ground. In military circles, it’s quite rare for a former Navy pilot to claim expertise in ground combat, but John McCain doesn’t seem phased by that fact. Besides, he’s sinking like a rock in the polls and he needs a game-changer.

    As he convened the press to unfurl his new ground combat strategy, he commented on a primary objective, the reduction of troop casualties. According to McCain, he feels Americans will be much more willing to allow the war to continue for 100+ years if we can reduce, or eliminate American casualties. It was that thought that guided him through the development of his new ground combat plan. He also expressed a belief that his new strategy might yield, as a side benefit, an economic stimulus to our tanking economy, at least for residents of west Texas and some parts of Florida, where’s now losing.

    Senator McCain proposed placing a bounty on armadillos with the expectation of rounding up thousands of the mammals for training at the Army post at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. He observed that the mammals are already heavily armored and have a pre-disposition for digging, which could yield a double use. First, he explained that armadillo handlers could dispatch a unit of armadillos, trained to sniff out explosives, to serve as an advance column for our troops. Once an IED is detected, the armadillo could simply be commanded to commence digging until an explosion rendered the IED neutral.

    McCain also felt the armadillos could perform an invaluable service in the deadly missions of ferreting out insurgents. As he explained it, when our troops encountered an insurgent stronghold, instead of entering and engaging the enemy, the armadillo handlers could command a unit comprised of multiple armadillos with explosive devices secured on their backs, to enter the structure. From a safe distance, once the armadillo squad was in place the explosives could be detonated electronically creating only the need for clean-up squads.

    John McCain indicated he believed there was an ample supply of armadillos in the wild and a modest bounty would generate enthusiasm from the growing number of jobless individuals willing to start the round-up, insuring a large enough cadre to perform the described missions on an on-going basis.

    He also unveiled his name for this new military unit. He referred to them as ArmyDillos.
     
  2. Libsmasher

    Libsmasher Well-Known Member

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    Another totally dimwitted, disconected, out of touch blabber post from you. :)
    The game plan in Iraq has been repeated for years and years - it's just that Obamabots brains, and hearing, short out when they hear the word "Iraq". The military strategy and goal, which has had ever-increasing success for some time, is to improve the iraqi security forces till they can stand on their own, then leave, having established the second democracy in the middle east, a result of VASTLY important consequence for the future of that strategic region, and hence the world.

    Also, you don't know what you're talking about (imagine an Obamabot holding forth on military strategy :D). Besides being a decorated commanding officer in the military in wartime, McCain has been chairman of the Senate Armed Services committee, and ranking member for years and years, and CERTAINLY knows what he's talking about. The idea of obama, a ghetto organizer with zero military experience and an appeaser to boot, being commander in chief of the world's greatest military, would be funny if it weren't so sick - something that could be the subject of a Gilbert and Sullivan farce. If he gets in, I imagine lots and lots of middle grade and higher officers will retire - they justifiably couldn't deal with the total absurdity of a completely unqualified leftwing appeaser being in charge.
     
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