Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The war is over -- here's $20 million for a party

THIS JUST IN: Congress has given the Pentagon authorization to spend $20 million on a giant party to celebrate the winning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Several questions come to mind:
  1. Who put this in the defense spending bill?
  2. Who voted for it?
  3. If this is what winning a war looks like, what does losing look like?
  4. Does this include commemorative jet fighter flightsuits with giant codpieces and an enormous "Mission Accomplished" banner in every city?
Of all the questions above, #4 is the one I am most interested in getting an answer. The other ones were merely inconsequential filler questions meant to insert some faux seriousness into the matter. Does anybody care?

Government run amok.