Pruno made from the grapes of wrath will surely bite us in the ass
With the ISG declining to hear from Michael Ledeen, he takes to the streetCorner, grey-bearded, bedraggled and mostly ignored, to read the words of the prophets as written on the subway walls…and tenement halls:
– There are only two choices, fight now or fight later. Color them in whatever shade of pastel language you want. Draw comparisons to whatever past evil regimes you want. We ignored radical Islam and it crawled up and bit us in the ass. Keep ignoring it (read: apeasing those who ferment it) and it will come back to bite something more important to us.
To which Michael (added: this would be Michael Tanji, not Ledeen) adds:
People are against the war? No, people are against LOSING. We have the situation we have today because we have been sending men away to die; send them to win and we would have been that much farther down the road to forgetting who Baker and Hamilton were.
Since Michael Ledeen’s son (to his credit) is a Marine serving in Iraq, we imagine that a meeting between Michael Ledeen and President George Bush would go something like this:
â€œHowâ€™s your boy?â€ Bush asked, referring to Ledeen’s son, a Marine serving in Iraq.
â€œI wish you had sent him there to win Mr. President,â€ Ledeen responded, tossing back a Grey Goose shot and chasing it with a frosty Zima.
â€œThatâ€™s not what I asked you,â€ Bush said. â€œHowâ€™s your boy?â€
â€œI have a better question- who’s your daughter fucking this week down in Argentina?â€ Ledeen smirked as the Secret Service wrestled him to the ground.
Meanwhile, at a nearby table, George Will had ceased filling his pockets with crab puffs and Lil Smokies from the hors d’oeuvres trays and hurriedly transcribed the exchange on a handy cocktail napkin. Sadly some of his notes became illegible when Will knocked over his third Harvey Wallbanger while drunkenly reaching out to grab Sally Quinn’s ass as she gave a lap dance to David Broder.
Later there was pudding. And sodomy…
Added: The above quote containing LOSING was attributed to Michael Ledeen in error. My apologies. On the other hand, the cocktail party part is totally true. Particularly the pudding and sodomy part.