Monday, July 26, 2010

Yawn, Hey Look I Got Classified Documents

So all the buzz today is about the documents that Wikileaks decided to provide to their reliable liberal media outlets. I will admit I greeted the news with a big yawn knowing in advance what the storyline would be. I mean what else could it be from an establishment that has dedicated itself to reliving the great 60's of their youth and never publishing a story about the Global War on Terrorism which didn't include at least one reference to Vietnam in it.

You see, to liberals Vietnam is one of their crowning jewels. They conveniently ignore the fact that the US withdrawal resulted in the deaths of over 2 million people.

So what we are seeing in the headlines so far has fallen into the so-what category or the tell me something we didn't know or had already deduced.

I am pissed at the release of the documents and more so at how they were obtained as well as the breathless reporting of classified information. Words like treason and sabotage have lost all meaning just like the word racism has. As long as nobody is held accountable and instead acts like this are applauded and the perpetrators of these acts are more likely to receive an award rather then a jail sentence then it will continue.

Much of the information — raw intelligence and threat assessments gathered from the field in Afghanistan— cannot be verified and likely comes from sources aligned with Afghan intelligence, which considers Pakistan an enemy, and paid informants. Some describe plots for attacks that do not appear to have taken place.

I don't know why, but for some reason this little ditty about the plan came to mind when I heard about the news of these 90,000 pages of documents. The memos are said to be blunt and written in more straight forward fashion then most of us would be used to, but while they may reflect the views of the guy on the pointy end of the spear, it must also be realized that they reflect what is happening in the writers own little world.

The last thing I observed is I find it funny that there were no jokes, no reports of successful actions or heroic acts being reported as being contained in the documents. Don't you think that in 90,000 pages there would be at least account of bravery or a successful turn around in a village or completion of a civics project like a school or a hospital?

The Plan

In the beginning, there was a plan,
And then came the assumptions,
And the assumptions were without form,
And the plan without substance,

And the darkness was upon the face of the workers,
And they spoke among themselves saying,
"It is a crock of shit and it stinks."

And the workers went unto their Supervisors and said,
"It is a pile of dung, and we cannot live with the smell."

And the Supervisors went unto their Managers saying,
"It is a container of excrement, and it is very strong,
Such that none may abide by it."

And the Managers went unto their Directors saying,
"It is a vessel of fertilizer, and none may abide by its strength."

And the Directors spoke among themselves saying to one another,
"It contains that which aids plants growth, and it is very strong."

And the Directors went to the Vice Presidents saying unto them,
"It promotes growth, and it is very powerful."

And the Vice Presidents went to the President, saying unto him,
"This new plan will actively promote the growth and vigor
Of the company With very powerful effects."

And the President looked upon the Plan
And saw that it was good,
And the Plan became Policy.

And this, my friend, is how shit happens.

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