Friday, July 14, 2006

pitcher tuck by buddy don: shootin the moon

i bet most everbidy has played spades at lease once. ifn ye have, then ye know the goal is not to git caught with a bunch of spades in yer takins on a counta ifn ye do that too much, yer gonna lose. but thays one situwayshun whar ye try to git all the spades ye can, witch thats when yer trine to shoot the moon. in that case, ye wonta git all of em, forcin everbidy else to add a bunch of spades to thar scores. problem is, ifn ye miss by even one spade, then ye gut to take em yer ownself.

so whenever ye go to shoot the moon, thay aint no room to miss without havin a lil disaster.

seems to me thats whut happend whenever we invaded iraq. we wuz trine to shoot the moon. heres mr cheney splainin it in that address to the vfw in nashville back in 2002, startin by him trine to proov how much better he understands reality than everbidy else:
Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us. And there is no doubt that his aggressive regional ambitions will lead him into future confrontations with his neighbors -- confrontations that will involve both the weapons he has today, and the ones he will continue to develop with his oil wealth.
seems lack we wooda been able to find sum of em since we wuz so shore they had em. but thay wuz other reasons we had to invade, witch mr cheney splains how twood be lack shootin the moon:
Another argument holds that opposing Saddam Hussein would cause even greater troubles in that part of the world, and interfere with the larger war against terror. I believe the opposite is true. Regime change in Iraq would bring about a number of benefits to the region. When the gravest of threats are eliminated, the freedom-loving peoples of the region will have a chance to promote the values that can bring lasting peace. As for the reaction of the Arab "street," the Middle East expert Professor Fouad Ajami predicts that after liberation, the streets in Basra and Baghdad are "sure to erupt in joy in the same way the throngs in Kabul greeted the Americans." Extremists in the region would have to rethink their strategy of Jihad. Moderates throughout the region would take heart. And our ability to advance the Israeli-Palestinian peace process would be enhanced, just as it was following the liberation of Kuwait in 1991.
but wait, thays more:
Today in Afghanistan, the world is seeing that America acts not to conquer but to liberate, and remains in friendship to help the people build a future of stability, self-determination, and peace.

We would act in that same spirit after a regime change in Iraq. With our help, a liberated Iraq can be a great nation once again. Iraq is rich in natural resources and human talent, and has unlimited potential for a peaceful, prosperous future. Our goal would be an Iraq that has territorial integrity, a government that is democratic and pluralistic, a nation where the human rights of every ethnic and religious group are recognized and protected. In that troubled land all who seek justice, and dignity, and the chance to live their own lives, can know they have a friend and ally in the United States of America.
seems to me lack we accidently tuck a spade or two on sum of the tricks we run into in iraq. fack is, seems lack we gut stuck with the queen, but we dint git all of em. in sted, we jes gut stuck.

in my pinion, twood be better next time to use a camera ifn we wonta shoot the moon. buck of tête-á-tête-á-tête ast me whuther i wuz still trine to shoot the moon my ownself.

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Anne Johnson said...

We been ever bit as secessful a-stabilizin Iraq as we been a-stabilizin the global climat. I dun give up on this speecies, I wisht I wuz a buzzard.

Tennessee Jed said...

When you shoot the moon in spades it at least it has a limited loss amount whereas this Iraq action seems to have unlimited loss potential for Americans.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you still howl at the moon from time to time Buddy Don. The photo's always tickly my innerds. They help me forget the current state of world affairs.

And that is a good thing.