Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Ah, The Smell of Snark on a Summer Morning...

Well, dear hearts, we just got back from a beautiful place in the Happy Little Kingdom where we flaked out for a week under very primitive conditions (ie, no Internet connections). Therefore, I was reduced to actually having to read printed newspapers...

They have a saying in Danish, "When it rains on the priest, it drips on the deacon." Anyway it applies on several levels with the Danish involvement with the Arrogant wars of aggression.

First, a handful of retired Danish ambassadors have gone public and said that the Danish foreign policy since 2001 has sucked in that it has left the traditional policy of seeking non-violent solutions to international disagreement and gone on a policy to match that of the Great Codpiece.

The Prime Minister here, of course, puked green that people with such close connections to the gov't should say something reality based.

Other than that, in an echo I suppose of Arrogant incompetence, in appears that the Danish commander in Afghanistan asked for transport helicopters and airplanes to help move his troops around in the Helman province where the Danes are stationed along with the Brits. The gov't, of course, sent 4 Fenec helicopters, which can only seat one passenger other than the pilot. After armor plate was put on the machines, the passenger can't weigh more than 75 kg.

The point is, the United State of Arrogance does not have exclusive rights on bullshit and incompetence.

2 comments:

TechnoBabe said...

Welcome back. Sounds like you had some R & R and are ready to mow the lawn and get back to the nitty gritty.
I think we all agree that bullshit and arrogance abound in most countries' leaders.

Chuck Cliff said...

Indeed, the rarest of the rarest in this world is a leader who doesn't have, umnn, drecht flowing from their ears.

Jeeze, this turn Bulimo has taken whilst I was on vacation -- it's almost enough to make me vote with my feet this time around, that is, of course, until I see the alternative in Mad Kane...

Yikes! I just thought of a cool demonstration -- people go to the polling place with a clothespin on their nose -- he he, would that make the news?