Tuesday, December 7, 2010

We're Number One! (So Long As The Opponent Is A Bunch Of Nuns Who Don't Have Guns)

After five decades of evidence, it has become difficult to ignore the pattern that establishes America's position in global affairs: The United States gets its ass kicked whenever it tangles with anyone possessing a rudimentary means of fighting back, but wipes the floor with ragtag whistleblowers, has its way with innocent civilians, and easily overruns Caribbean resorts whose populations could fit inside Beaver Stadium.

Oh, and we can handle just about any bunch of socially conscious nuns (right).

To achieve this win-loss record, we spend trillions of dollars, sacrifice certain liberties and squander our moral standing.

American exceptionalism, indeed.

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