Home Field Advantage


One of the oft-repeated lines justifying out Mid-East Adventure is some derivation of: "Would you rather fight them over there or over here?"  or "We’re fighting them over there so we don’t have to fight them here."  This form of rationalization is so old it has whiskers.  It was old when it was invoked back in the Vietnam era.

I’ve thought hard about this.  All of the evidence and scenarios have been sufficiently examined.

Yes, I would rather fight them here. 

There’s more of us here.  

There’s more of them over there.

Over here it is pretty obvious who is friend and who is foe.

Over there, it isn’t.

Over here we would be justified in defending ourselves, our freedoms and our country.

Over there, not so much.

Just to be clear, I would have been in favor of going over there in a Blood for Oil swap.  If there’s anything worth trading for oil, it is blood.  People talk about our addiction to oil.  Oil isn’t our drug.  It’s the life blood of the economy.  Sounds like a fair trade.  We lost more men in one day at Iwo Jima than we’ve lost in four years in Iraq.   There wasn’t a drop of oil to be found on that pile of rocks.

Let Bagdhad fall.  Let the Shias and Sunnis wipe each other out.  I don’t care.  Let’s cut a deal with the Kurds, who have a big fat oil reserve they are sitting on, and cut our losses.  Redeploy all of our troops to the newly independent of nation of Kurdistan and let the chips fall where they may.

As long as I can fill up the truck for less than fifty bucks, it’s all good.  Wake me when Muqtada al-Sadr and al-Qaeda storm the beach at Malibu.

On second thought, don’t. 


4 Responses to “Home Field Advantage”

  1. Kat Says:

    I guess I’m pretty much of the mindset that if we were to fight them over here it would be a) defensive instead of aggressive and b) cut way the hell down on guerilla tactics.It would also be cheaper for us as we wouldn’t have to spend so much on troop transport.But what do I know? I don’t run things around here.

  2. Ginger Says:

    OMG Sar, you’ve gotta go see this! Post titled "Naked Moonbats" from http://terryfrank.net/?p=1738…and she’s writing about this: http://www.zombietime.com/nude_protest_at_memorial_oak_grove/Hysterical!

  3. Sarcastro Says:

    I hate to see the good name of zombies sullied by a bunch of naked hippies having themselves a meaningless naked hippie protest.But what can you do?

  4. Tman Says:

    They actually have been fighting us over here for a while. You could make the argument that the first WTC attack in 1993 would qualify.

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