I just got the “Borowitz Report” from the New Yorker. It is usually a very funny piece that is based on exaggeration and a humorous interpretation, sometimes “Onion-like”.
Today’s headline is too close to being truthful: “PENTAGON: CUTS COULD HAMPER ABILITY TO INVADE COUNTRIES FOR NO REASON.”
Andy Borowitz nailed it like a cruise missile right between the crosshairs.
As I wrote in a more serious article earlier today, the new reality should rein in foreign policy that we cannot afford and may shock America's penchant for getting involved in things whether oil is at the heart of it or not.
In the instance of Iran, we just don’t want the Islamic radicals blackmailing Europe and Israel with their newly developed nuclear weapons.
I wonder if somehow, the free world could make Iran nukes self-explode on home turf? Is somebody working on that?
“WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The spending cuts mandated by the sequester may hamper the United States’s ability to invade countries for absolutely no reason, a Pentagon spokesman warned today.
The Pentagon made this gloomy assessment amid widespread fears that the nation’s ability to wage totally optional wars based on bogus pretexts may be in peril.
“Historically, the United States has stood ready and able to throw billions of dollars at a military campaign with no clear rationale or well-defined objective,” said spokesman Harland Dorrinson. “Our capacity to wage war willy-nilly is now in jeopardy.”
In the past, Mr. Dorrinson said, the Pentagon has had the resources to fight three meaningless and completely random wars at any given time, “but now in our planning meetings we are cutting that number back to two.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R—S.C.) agreed about the catastrophic effects of the Pentagon cuts, telling reporters, “The ability of the United States to project its military power in an arbitrary and totally capricious way must never be compromised.”
The cuts are already being felt in a tangible way at the Pentagon, which today cancelled an order for a nine-thousand-dollar pen.”