A war that lasts forever is not a war at all; but a religion! So the comments made by candidate McCain that the American presence will be needed in Iraq for at least another hundred years, almost makes me think we would do a better job of converting people to our religion rather than policing them while they fight over which one of theirs the like better. But what American religion shall we choose?
Baptist, Catholic, Presbyterian, No, In the eyes of the world I would venture that our best bet is to use the religion we know best and can pretty much all agree on; the religion of consumerism. We already have placed enough American dollars in Iraq to get anyone who has been standing on a street corner well on their way to making their first purchase; so let’s get it on. Enough with the tear down, lets start re-building it up! I mean after all. Who needs government when the true power of keeping a country stable is consumerism!
Least I remind you of our very own Presidents words only days after 911 : “Go to mall and buy something! You will feel better!” So instead of building green zones we need to be building Best Buys and Home Depots. The future US embassy in Baghdad is the biggest embassy we have ever built and when done will cost hundreds of million of dollars. But it would pale in comparison to a Bed Bath and Beyond or better yet a fully loaded Target!
Can you see the line at the Loews for portable electrical generators? Gasoline production would double and it would get to the people right now. Throw in a Comp- USA and WI-FI the whole country as the Japanese are doing with wireless internet connections and we could be replacing Hum-Vees with UPS trucks overnight. We are starting at ground zero here, the potential for development is unlimited!
After all we don’t really seem to have any plan for what we are doing there now. Our soldiers are in harms way every time they leave the green zone. Others are embedded with people that could little turn on them while they sleep, and some areas have little no running water or centricity any time of the day. You build a full scale mall and lookout! And while you’re daydreaming with me,,, take a look at this email I got today. The George W. Bush Presidential Library is now in the planning stages. You will want to be among the first to contribute to this great man’s legacy. The library will include: The Hurricane Katrina room, which is still under construction.
The Alberto Gonzales room, where you can’t remember anything. The Texas Air National Guard room, where you don’t even have to show up. The Walter Reed Hospital room, where they don’t let you in. The Guantonomo Bay room, where they don’t let you out. The Weapons of Mass Destruction room (which no one has been able to find). The Iraq War room. After you complete your first tour, they make you go back for a second, and then a third. The Dick Cheney room, in the famous undisclosed location complete with shooting gallery. Plans also include the K-Street-Project gift shop, where you can buy (or just steal) an election. Last but not least, there will be an entire floor devoted to a 7/8 scale model of the president’s ego. To highlight the president’s accomplishments, the museum will have an electron microscope to help you locate them.
When asked, President Bush said that he didn’t care so much about the individual exhibits as long as his museum was bigger than his father’s.