Wednesday, January 24, 2007

"I love it when a plan comes together."

One thing jumped out at me in the President's 2007 State of the Union...

"A second task we can take on together is to design and establish a volunteer Civilian Reserve Corps. Such a corps would function much like our military reserve. It would ease the burden on the Armed Forces by allowing us to hire civilians with critical skills to serve on missions abroad when America needs them. And it would give people across America who do not wear the uniform a chance to serve in the defining struggle of our time."

I'm pretty sure there's a term for "civilians with critical skills" serving "on missions abroad when America needs them." They're called SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE.

Mercenaries, carrying out military objectives without being subject to military law, military regulations, military oversight, or UCMJ - the uniform code of military justice.

Or "quaint" documents like the Geneva Conventions.

Of course, they'd probably be dudes convicted of a crime they didn't commit.

I half expected the President to continue his speech with:

"We need a corps of civilians with critical skills to serve on special missions. Like, a special team. Of A-list A-Team, if you will. And, say, one of 'em could be real gruff and maybe smoke a cigar. And another guy , he'd be real good with the ladies, real smooth, he can getcha stuff. And the other guy, he'd be like, just a crazy fella...but he can fly choppers. And the other guy is black. With a Mohawk and chains. And he's mean. And he hates flyin'. Hates it! And they'd drive around in a van. And then, if America had a problem, and no one else could help, and we could find them, we could call...the A-Team."

So there you have it. The President's real plan for Iraq. He's going to call in the A-Team.