Friday, November 6, 2009

Quips and Quotations

Frankly, I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole thing to private industry.

--Milo Minderbinder in Catch-22, by Joseph Heller.

(played by Jon Voight in the movie--KJ)


  1. Outsourcing the (Iraq) war: which is precisely what Bush jnr, Rumsfeld, Cheney and the Neo-Con cabal did - to the point where there were more PMC's in Iraq than US troops. Accountability went out the window, as did spending on, ahem, *cough* "contracts", which all seemed to end up awarded to Halliburton or Blackwater...

    btw Kirk, here's a reply to your post in the 'constitutional monarch' debate. You make a more than lucid point mate!

  2. Exactly like Halliburton, Limes. Or Blackwater. Milo Minderbinder lives! By the way, I mentioned Jon Voight because he's a big supporter of the war in Iraq. Mike Nichols sure knew now to cast 'em.

    Thanks for getting back to me on that, bren. I can't say I'd ever want a Royal Family for the US, but it doesn't seem to get in the way of yours being a relatively egalitarian country. More so than ours of late.