Thursday, September 21, 2006

Unlimited Nonsense

Here's the response of Army Gen. John P. Abizaid, the top U.S. military officer in the Middle East, to the question of whether the United States is winning the war in Iraq:

"Given unlimited time and unlimited support, we're winning the war."

That response crossed a threshhold of absurdity that I am having trouble fathoming. I don't know whether to laugh, cry, or break something.

Full article here.


redcrow said...

With an infinite numbers of monkeys, we can both win this war and write the complete works of Shakespeare!! Its a win-win!!

SuperSteve said...


Seriously though, that quote blew my mind. The thought process that would lead you to speak those words without laughing at your own absurdity is foreign to me. I can even entertain the notion of that response just popping into your head, but my very next thought would surely have been "Wait, I CAN'T say that. That would sound ridiculous."