Thursday, June 01, 2006

Has anyone seen my core values?

A U.S. military commander has ordered a refresher couse in "core warrior values training" for all soldiers in Iraq in the wake of the civilian massacre in Haditha. Atrocities - out, a kinder and gentler military - in.

Other courses being offered to soldiers:

- Blogging while on patrol
- So your wife left you and you lost your business: starting over on a shoestring
- Baghdad to Tehran, how to read the road signs so you don't get lost
- Democracy building 101; a neo-conservative guide to world peace with Paul Wolfowitz, Francis Fukuyama and Richard Perl
- Basic Iraqi dialect; what does 'get the f**K out of my country' really mean?

And the over subscribed seminar taught by Mr. Values himself, Dick Cheney,

- Why they hate us so much

Really folks, how do you teach values to soldiers fighting a war built on lies and deceit?

Lt. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, Multi-National Corps-Iraq commander, explained the program. "As military professionals, it is important that we take time to reflect on the values that separate us from our enemies."

Chiarelli went on do describe some of those differences. "The enemy tortures people. We, on the other hand, use enhanced interrogation techniques. The enemy kidnaps people. We extraordinarily render them to other places. The enemy are right wing, religious ideologues. We, on the other hand, have an intelligent design for democracy."

President Bush assured everyone that if Marines killed civilians in Haditha, "there will be punishment." And if the President lied us into a war that resulted in 100,000 Iraq cilivian casualties, 2500 American casualties, and 15,000 wounded, there will be...what exactly?


Blogger Orangepeas said...

Your funny. I think I will read your blog instead of watching CNN.

11:14 AM  

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