May 18, 2013
War Strategy a Flop? Transform(er) It
Posted on Jul 20, 2007
Increasingly frustrated by the Iraqi government’s failure to meet a series of defined benchmarks, President George W. Bush today proposed sending a group of giant robots known as the Transformers to Iraq.
Aides to the president were vague as to when Mr. Bush arrived at his new Transformers strategy, but sources say that he devised the plan last week, shortly after a surprise visit to a multiplex in Bethesda, Md.
In announcing his new proposal, the president authorized an $85-billion defense contract to Hasbro, believed to be the largest military contract of its kind ever awarded to a toy company.
At a White House press conference, the president expressed his confidence that the Transformers would succeed where the Iraq government had failed.
“I’d like to see what would happen if al-Qaida tried to attack one of our tanks, and instead the tank got up on its legs and turned out to be a robot and started shooting at them,” Mr. Bush said. “That would be so cool.”
“A tank that can turn into a giant robot is awesome, but it’s not an exit strategy,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).
Responding to his critics, Mr. Bush said that he would announce an exit strategy later this week after consulting with his newest adviser, J.K. Rowling. “She has experience at ending things,” Mr. Bush said.
Elsewhere, China announced plans to send a new brand of rat poison to the United States under the name “Delicious Cupcakes.”
Award-winning humorist, television personality and film actor Andy Borowitz is author of “The Republican Playbook.”
(c) 2007 Creators Syndicate
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