Thursday, March 09, 2006

Spooky Understands

Spooky understands, man. And Spooky's headed to Iraq.

These things aren't "precision weapons" by any stretch of the imagination (I'll leave aside, for the moment, the utter fucking stupidity of calling a 2,000-lb bomb a "precision weapon"). They loiter overhead for hours, pouring round after round into a target area. These aircraft would be very useful for, say, covering a fighting withdrawal. I'm sure the Marines at Chosin would have appreciated a few.

And this isn't exactly heartening news. As usual, ignore what the leaders say, but watch what weapons they deploy.

You always get better intel from grunts and hardware than from generals and Secretaries.

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