November 20, 2003
I am sure that Saddam knows far more about what our military is doing than 90% of most Americans- for whatever good that will do. One thing I like about Bush is that he is full-steam ahead, unless he sees a reason to stop. Looking at Saddam’s record of non-compliance, Bush is moving ahead “as-though” the war was ON!
My son, who is a reservist and in line to be called up soon got the message this weekend. Making his regular monthly obligation to the reserve unit was muich different this month. Instead of the old camaflouge colors, all the vehicles were painted desert sand. Hmmm. What could this mean?
It means that Bush is sending a message to Saddam that he’s not talk. After eight years of Clinton-eze, the world is facing a new paradigm. Instead of lobbing a missle into some empty tents in Afghanistan and a factory in another Arabic community, Bush is “doing the stuff”.
He is lining up the troops, getting the logistics in order, talking to the coalition nations, and shipping the needed arsenals to the Mideast. Today, we got word out of Washington that the natioanl guard and reservists might be called up on a day’s notice.
America has the power, might, and resources. America spends $325 BILLION annually on defense. You might not be able to relate to that figure so let’s put it this way. America spends more money on defense that China, Russia, all of Europe, Central, and South Asia combined.
So here’s the message Saddam. Bush does not trust you and he’s just waiting for you to mess up, as we all know you will. You can take Saddam out of the Clinton years, but you can’t take the evil dictator out of the man. So, the only option that’s left is to take the man out of the country- or worse. A word to the wise!