Sunday, December 04, 2005

AMERICA NEEDS YOU, HARRY TRUMAN

GEORGE MARSHALL, TOO... OR MAYBE GEORGE PATTON...

VIA HUFFINGTON POST [where else?] we are treated to the following solicitation:

"IRAQ: Strategic City Stabilization Initiative (SCSI)"

http://www.fedgrants.gov/Applicants/AID/OM/BAG/RFA&%23032%3B267-06-001/Grant.html

The Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions, Iraq (CPA) USAID-Baghdad is offering up to a billion dollars to any qualified source who can devise a plan to "design and implement a social and economic stabilization program impacting ten Strategic Cities, identified by the United States Government as critical to the defeat of the Insurgency in Iraq..."

The good news is funding isn't available for this yet. If it's real - I hope it's a bad joke - you can still write your congressman and complain.

Assuming you can get a word in past the mad mob of pork-feasting "consultants"...

Oh well. The good news is reality has finally surpassed Doonesbury... Duke will be sooo jealous...

Comments:
Agree on Truman and Patton, for differing resons in ech case. Marshall, though, was a far batter Politician than a general, and not much of a politician. For all intents and purposes, he set up the conditions for the cold war. He was the prototype for the poltician-generals that run (or ruin) our military to this day.

Chesty Puller, Omar Bradley, or Matthew Ridgway would also be great for this theater of operations...

As for Doonebury, Gary Trudeau is far too busy channelling Ted Rall to be bothered...
 
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