Got this in my inbox. No word on the source or when it first appeared:
America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall.
While I do believe that the current state of this war certainly doesn’t require the draft or rationing or any of the other “total war”-type policies that we saw in World War 2, for instance, I certainly don’t think America is on enough of a war footing or pays enough real attention (rather than attention to sound bites and headlines) to what’s going on.
Much is being made of the recent poll which shows two-thirds of America thinks the campaign in Iraq is important, but I gotta say that I don’t think two-thirds is good enough.
From the write-up on the poll:
The party of John Murtha shamelessly seeks to defund and defeat U.S. troops on the battlefield and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The Congress the terrorists wanted is doing their bidding.
There’s a reason the founders of this country designated a single commander in chief and placed the responsibility to wage war in the hands of the president. We saw recently the futility of having 100 commanders in chief when the Senate tried to pass a resolution of disapproval of the war in Iraq and couldn’t agree on the terms of our surrender.
I had honestly hoped it wouldn’t be the case, but it appears that the American insurgency is gaining strength and has the capability of defeating the world’s last superpower. Insurgencies cannot survive without the acquiescence of the locals, but it’s tough to counter them when the locals are too focused on the mall.
UPDATE: More here.