Paul Krassner : Why Firing the General Was an Act of God

Cartoon by Larson / The Far Side / The Mutt’s Nuts.

Why firing the General
Was an act of God

By Paul Krassner / The Rag Blog / June 25, 2010

  1. The volcano in Iceland was considered an Act of God.
  2. Smoke from the volcano caused countless flights to be canceled.
  3. The Rolling Stone correspondent was stuck in Paris.
  4. Embedded there, he hung around with talkative drinkers.
  5. They revealed stuff while forgetting it was being told to a reporter.
  6. He wrote in his article what they had said.
  7. The fact checkers verified those statements.
  8. The article was shown to Barack Obama.
  9. Whether he fired McChrystal or didn’t, Republicans would criticize.
  10. The president fired the general, ultimately due to an Act of God.

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2 Responses to Paul Krassner : Why Firing the General Was an Act of God

  1. That was very cute; I pretty much felt the same way until I read the full text of the article in Rolling Stone. Wow, I’d have fired his sorry butt too.

    Having an article in Rolling Stone that discusses a general’s viewpoints about a war; a president, and aspects of personnel that he didn’t like (or get along with) is certainly not what we want from our military – not even from the lowest of rank.

    For once, we didn’t hear Bill O’Reilly mouthing off with an endless rant, and we had the support of other military personnel who stepped up and said how it had sickened them as well.

    Finally, an act of God or good judgment – either way, it’s all good.

    Particularly the words: “We can debate, but we can’t be divided” – I might be paraphrasing just a bit, but that should be the motto of this entire country in all that we do.

  2. Anonymous says:

    God on our side, Paul ?
    Didier

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