Top Leaderboard, Site wide
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
February 20, 2017 Disclaimer: Please read.
x

Statements and opinions expressed in articles are those of the authors, not Truthdig. Truthdig takes no responsibility for such statements or opinions.






What We Do Now

Truthdig Bazaar
Audition: A Memoir

Audition: A Memoir

By Barbara Walters
$19.77

more items

 
Ear to the Ground
Email this item Print this item

Borowitz: U.S. May Not Be Able to Invade Countries for No Reason Due to Cuts

Posted on Mar 3, 2013
mindfrieze (CC BY-SA 2.0)

One good thing might come out of the sequester, according to comedian Andy Borowitz. In a satirical report for The New Yorker, he writes that the budget cuts may prevent American forces from invading other countries for absolutely no reason.

“Historically, the United States has stood ready and able to throw billions of dollars at a military campaign with no clear rationale or well-defined objective,” said definitely-not-real Pentagon spokesman Harland Dorrinson. “Our capacity to wage war willy-nilly is now in jeopardy.”

If only this weren’t a joke.

The New Yorker:

The Pentagon made this gloomy assessment amid widespread fears that the nation’s ability to wage totally optional wars based on bogus pretexts may be in peril.

...In the past, Mr. Dorrinson said, the Pentagon has had the resources to fight three meaningless and completely random wars at any given time, “but now in our planning meetings we are cutting that number back to two.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R—S.C.) agreed about the catastrophic effects of the Pentagon cuts, telling reporters, “The ability of the United States to project its military power in an arbitrary and totally capricious way must never be compromised.”

Read more

—Posted by Tracy Bloom.

More Below the Ad

Advertisement

Square, Site wide

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

Join the conversation

Load Comments
Right Top, Site wide - Care2
 
Right 3, Site wide - Exposure Dynamics
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right Internal Skyscraper, Site wide

Like Truthdig on Facebook