“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Friday, December 08, 2006

The Iraq Study Group Report - A Shiite Sandwich

"The United States must build a new international consensus for stability in Iraq and the region. In order to foster such consensus, the United States should embark on a robust diplomatic effort to establish an international support ... [which] should include every country that has an interest in averting a chaotic Iraq, including all of Iraq's neighbors - Iran and Syria among them. Despite the well-known differences between many of these countries, they all share an interest in avoiding the horrific consequences that would flow from a chaotic Iraq, particularly a humanitarian catastrophe and regional destabilization."

- The Iraq Study Group Report

The Iraq Study Group Report is the consensus of a bi-partisan elite, only one of whom has been outside the Green Zone. It satisfies the left's demand for acknowledgment of the quagmire, but it fails to deliver on hyped expectations and has been widely panned by the critics as little more than a consensus for surrender and an outline for retreat. It could also be called aid and comfort for the other side. Iran and Syria can hardly contain themselves such is their glee at having humbled the Great Satan. Israel thinks the report is an embarrassment for both major American parties. Nancy Pelosi also calls for consensus.

The sad thing is: Other than throwing Israel overboard, asking the Administration to bow down before the Axis of Evil, and suggesting amnesty for the death squads, Baker-Hamilton doesn't recommend much beyond Bush & Rumsfeld's "stay the course" plan.

Baker says that the report calls for a "five-fold increase in the U.S. combat forces dedicated to the training and equipping mission." The report is silent about the question of where the trainers will be found. From combat units? Don’t we need those for force protection? The army is already short 100,000 soldiers. Then there is the issue of time. It will take months to train the trainers. Weren't we told a month ago, that we only have four to six months before the security situation is totally out of hand? This is how Speigel reported the situation yesterday.

In the US on Wednesday, all eyes were on the members of the Iraq Study Group. And in Iraq? Ten more soldiers died, at least 50 Iraqis lost their lives, power came on for only an hour in Baghdad and another 2,000 refugees left. Just an average day as the country disintegrates.
This is what Iraq has come down to? We're out of time, money, men and options. Our army is too small, the rotations are too frequent. The equipment is wearing out. There's no force reserve. The money is flowing out of the treasury like Iraqi blood. We must turn to Iran, Syria and the Saudis to bail us out. We must hand over Israel. The best we can hope to do is get some semblance of an Iraqi police force and army built-up before we leave in 2008. That's it? Three years, three thousand dead, twenty-thousand wounded and that's it? Sorry, that won't do.

About the report, James Baker frets, "I hope we don't treat this like a fruit salad and say, "I like this, but I don't like that. I like this, but I don't like that."

Must have consensus, you know? Thank you, Baker-Hamilton, and thank you, Pelosi-Reid and Company. By the way, where have you been for the last three years when the country really needed consensus?

Baker said "fruit salad" but what we're really being told to choke down is a shiite sandwich painted with a mustard smiley face. Everyone is expected to smile when you eat it and ask for seconds because that's all we've got and there's plenty of it. Manja!


  1. Never have I seen so many that think the President does not say what he means.

    For years I have thought US actions in Iraq were not going to meet the declared Mission objectives.
    Many saw the same thing, but declared that Mr Bush, with a wink and a nod, knew it and was flailing on purpose, the consumate poker player, sitting upon an unbeatable hand.

    Some, like habu, know in their hearts that enoughapplied force can deter negative future actions of our foes.
    Most tell us that the threat does not equal that remedy.

    The Iraqi will soon invite US to leave, on a reasonable timeline, of course. Then the die will truely be tossed. The Reality of whether there is Regional Strategic need for US to be in Iraq militarially will have to be addressed.
    Just like Panama or Subic Bay, as much as Gitmo & Cam Ranh Bay were.

  2. We possess the military power to dissuade any country on earth from messing with us. We have failed to use it on the premise that we don't know who to apply it to, even given that those countries were identified years ago. Two of those Syria and Iran we know sponsor terrorism worldwide. Iran has vowed to obliterate Israel at the first opportunity, meaning when they acquire the nuclear warheads.
    The problem has NO diplomatic answer. Only bombing Iran and Syria, day and night such as was done in Desert Storm will erode their current zeal to drive us out. It will also provide time for the ground forces to refit, retrain, and continue to build Iraq.
    If Iraq objects we replace their government, there freely elected democratic government and install a puppet regime. Two or three months of bombing will destroy Iran and Syria.
    Serious writers,Mark Steyn, Bill Buckley,Clauswitz,Horowitz,Lao Tsu, all agree. The thousand sof years of human combat prove that there is no substitute for victory. You rebuild after you conquer, if you rebuild at all.
    How many bombs have we dropped on Sadr City? How many on Tehran, Qom?
    How many on Damascus?
    We could have those countries in chaos in a week or less.
    The Islamist are not going to cease their attempt to dominate us.
    If you know your Revolutionary War and Civil War history you kknow that the tide can turn on one decisive action, Trenton,NJ and Gettysburg. Lets turn this with bombing Damascus and Tehran.

  3. Shiite Sandwich? Sunni Tunes paid for by the Saudi Royals.
    McCain was first and most outspoken against it, Romney is in China.
    Conclusion First, Debate Afterwards
    Recently in The Weekly Standard:
    The stacked Baker-Hamilton Commission.
    by Michael RubinFrom the October 30, 2006

    Raad Alkadiri, for example, has repeatedly defined U.S. motivation for Iraq's liberation as a grab for oil. Raymond Close, listed on the Iraq Study Group's website as a "freelance analyst," is actually a member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, which, in July 2003, called for Vice President Dick Cheney's resignation for an alleged conspiracy to distort intelligence, which they said had been uncovered by none other than Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV.

    The following summer, Close posited that "Bush and the neocons" had fabricated the charge "that the evil Iranian mullahs inspired and instigated the radical Shia Islamist insurgency." To Close, the problem was not Iranian training and supply of money and sophisticated explosives to terrorists, but rather neoconservatism.

    Baker's legacy is twofold. As secretary of state, he presided over the 1989 Taif Accords, which ended Lebanon's civil war. By blessing Syrian military occupation, he sacrificed Lebanese independence on the altar of short-term pragmatism. Many Iraqis--Sunni elites and former officers especially--fear Washington may repeat the episode in their country. They fear Baker's cold realist calculations may surrender Iraq to Iranian suzerainty. While Americans may nonetheless welcome short-term calm, in terms of U.S. security, the Taif model failed: Damascus used its free hand to gut civil society and turn Lebanon into a safe haven for terror.

    Baker's other legacy may be harder to shake: Iraqis remember him for his role in Operation Desert Storm. On February 15, 1991, President George H.W. Bush called upon Iraqis to "take matters into their own hands and force Saddam Hussein the dictator to step aside."
    Iraqis did rise up, but Baker counseled U.S. forces to stand aside as Saddam turned his helicopter gunships on the rebellious Kurds and Shiites. Had more commission members exited the Green Zone, they might have found that among the greatest impediments U.S. forces and diplomats face in Iraq is the experience of betrayal that Baker imprinted on their country.
    Washington's adversaries have capitalized on this legacy.
    The foolishness of Iraqis' trusting Washington has been a constant theme in Iranian propaganda.

  4. Rufus,
    What an *opening* for compostint outhouses!

  5. Rudy quit the panel, I think, hasn't said much yet.

  6. ass directly on the porcelain .

    That was how every Army toilet in Panama was outfitted. Not a seat to be seen.

    An unneeded luxury

  7. I'm with you, habu - there is no substitute for crushing your enemy beyond a bloody pulp to a dry husk, then grinding him to powder beneath your heel for the next wind to scatter.

    Failure to do so early in this war will eventually require us to do it later... and on a much larger scale.

    Sorry all, but watching Tower 1 collapse on my neighbor has left me with zero compassion for the islamist.

  8. Bush is just rope a doping by not speaking out about the Holocaust Denial Conference.
    OTH, he means it when he says Iranian Nukes are "Unacceptable."


  9. The buck stops in the Oval Office, rufus. Or at least it did.

  10. There is an additional aspect of Mr. James Baker's treachery towards facing reality in the ME. That treachery is in the knowledge that the people he would negotitate with, the Syrians and the Iranians are guided by the words of Mohammad in the Qu'ran which state that lying to infidels (kitman) is permissible and honored if it furthers Islam. (think here of Badhdad Bob).
    Baker knows the Qu'rans deceit and yet endorses it by suggesting negotiations. This is aid and comfort given to a sworn enemy. He and the ISG cannot claim ignorance of the Islamic methods approved and demanded by the Qu'ran without destroyng their credibility or admitting to treason.
    That is, and has always been , the reason why a diplomatic settlement is impossible and that a military victory of crushing proportions is necessary and demanded. This the Muslims will understand as they stand on the rubble of their cities and know who has the power to crush them at will.

  11. No, rufus, it goes right to the top, each decision.

    Recall if you will the story of miniZ's demise.
    General Casey recounted how the awoke him to okay the air strike.

    Now this miniZ was "the most wanted man in Iraq", and the Commanding General had to approve pulling the trigger, personally.

    That is a telling tale, rufus, of just how "high" up the Chain decisions are made. To allow Mr al-Sadr or the Shieks a free pass is not a Military Theater Decision. Very few things are. Toilet seats, their installation, that is left to an Area Commander

  12. Every single post should display the collapse of the World Trade Center and juxapose the overwhelming joy that unprovoked attack brought to the Islamic world.
    If an American can walk away from that event and just shrug their shoulders then I for one doubt their allegiance to this country.

  13. Many here in the United States are slow to understand that this is a clash of civilizations not just a regional war.
    Europe is beginning to get the picture but they too are behind the curve.
    Islam and Christianity are immiscible and always will be.

  14. Habu1 said, "That is, and has always been , the reason why a diplomatic settlement is impossible and that a military victory of crushing proportions is necessary and demanded."

    President Bush has said his goal is get the Middle East to embrace democracy, which is when opposite sides get together and reason out their differences peacefully. You are saying we need to get them to adopt democracy by abandoning talk and crushing them militarily.

  15. Representative democracy within ONE country, within THEIR assemblies requires no negotiation with a neighboring country.
    Iraq is the country attempting representative democracy and the debates WITHIN that country do not fall into the negotiations with all regional powers whose governments and goals are contra to representative democracy.
    I apologize for being unclear on outling "negotiation" regarding Iraq internally and regional "negotiations" suggested by the ISG. Or perhaps I wasn't so unclear.

  16. To further clarify I am talking about the ISG report and it's recommendations to negotiate with two leading terrorist countries and that the remedy does not follow that path. Only military dominance via crushing air power to distrupt those countries will do it at this time. I would prefer to nuke them but few have the huevos to introduce that weapon PRIOR to Iran using it on Israel.

  17. And showing a map will do exactly what?

  18. This was offfered at the Gates of Vienna yesterday but it's timely.

    We’re on Our Own
    by Baron Bodissey
    These are lean times for the Counterjihad.

    The Iraq Study Group report has revealed the depth of surrender among the political élite in the USA. The best and the brightest gathered and deliberated, and ended by codifying the Current Wisdom, which can be summarized thusly:

    Abandon Iraq to its fate, but paper the situation over by calling it “stabilizing the situation through consultation with our regional partners.”

    Abandon Israel to its fate, with the all-too-eager acquiescence of the Olmert government.

    Ignore the acquisition of nuclear weapons by Iran, hoping that we can somehow contain the mullahs by talking and offering more gifts.

    Ditto with Kim Jong-Il.

    Abandon the policy of regime change when dealing with dangerous Islamofascist dictatorships.

    In the name of multiculturalism, ignore the ever-growing Saudi Wahhabist influence in mosques throughout the West.

    Leave the Mexican border wide open, so that terrorists, Aztlan enthusiasts, criminals, and anyone else may come to America to realize their dreams.

    Take no action without the permission and “help” of the UN.

    Considering the above, and given the fact that the academy, the permanent political class in Washington, most of the major charitable foundations, and all the major media (with the possible exception of Fox News) are in the hands of the dhimmi left, we’re in deep trouble.

    The election last month clarified the existing trend: our leaders have abandoned us. They have left ordinary people to reap the results of socialism and multiculturalism, while they themselves hope to carve out a comfortable niche and continue to enjoy their accustomed perks for the rest of their lives.

    It’s a fine distinction as to whether this is political calculation or moral cowardice; the end result is the same. The jihad will advance. Millions will eventually die at its hands. Whole countries will be swallowed up by it. Christians, Hindus, and Jews will face the swords of the mujahideen across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
    - - - - - - - - - -
    And eventually the jihad will arrive right here, on the shores of America. By then the craven and corrupt political leaders of our country may well be resting comfortably in their multicultural tombs, but it will get here.

    There will come a time when the young men of this country will once again have to bear arms and shed blood to defend our ancient liberties, and when they do they will curse the leaders of our time and spit upon their graves.

    But we’re not without the means to do something; we will just have to do it ourselves. Since this is primarily an information war — the same one the enemy has been fighting all along, and is in the process of winning — it is as information warriors that we can do the most to resist.

    Organizations like the 910 Group and CPC have arisen because their time has come. Even if craven appeasers won the last election, there are still millions of Americans who will not willingly cede the country to the jihad and the UN. They are communicating among themselves, organizing and gathering resources in order to fight a protracted information war.

    We will get no help from the government. “Homeland Security” is a sick joke. We will be unable to affect government policy for the foreseeable future, given the corruption and inertia that controls the federal behemoth.

    So don’t talk to me about policy. Don’t say, “We should deport all the Muslims” or “The government should do such-and-such”. Because we can’t, and it won’t. National policy is out of our reach.

    But we have the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy instead. We have a network of like-minded individuals, people who are ready to be proactive, who are not giving up, who are willing to stop kibitzing and bitching and second-guessing, and actually do something.

    We’ll have to manage this one by ourselves.

    We’re on our own.

    This post is dedicated to Redneck Texan, and all the other Texans, and to their cousins in Denmark and Australia — the good, decent folks who have decided that they’re not going to just lie down and take it. More power to you.

  19. Doug said, "OTH, he means it when he says Iranian Nukes are "Unacceptable."

    I think he said NoKo nukes and Democrats in control of Congress was unacceptable too.

  20. Trish said:
    Excellent map, whit. It ought to accompany EVERY. SINGLE. POST.

    Habu asked Trish:
    And showing a map will do exactly what?

    Trish said:

  21. ...On other topics, Annan said the U.N. had often failed to protect human rights, citing in particular its inability to deal with violence in Darfur.

    In a clear reference to that conflict, Annan stressed that "respect for national sovereignty can no longer be used as an excuse for inaction in the face of genocide" and other atrocities. The secretary-general said he feared the pledge to "never again" remain silent about genocide was "ringing hollow."

    Human Rights

  22. Understanding James Baker
    WND - Exclusive: Richard Booker links ISG chair to Brit who tried to thwart Israel
    Along with his many accomplishments and positions in government,
    Baker is the senior counsel for the Carlyle Group,
    a major international financial organization with extensive interests in the Middle East, including the Saudi royal family and the bin Ladens.

    His law firm, Baker Botts, is representing the Saudi government in the 9-11 victims lawsuit against Saudi Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz.

  23. I'm with you on this one, habu1. Destroy, then rebuild - only a complete "victory" (I apologise for the hyperbolic cliche) would represent a clean break from the past.

    Our stasis and hesitance to seek tougher, more uncompromising measures have allowed others to ingratiate themselves with the Iraqis and prove to them that they are more trustworthy, more capable of ensuring their security, and most importantly, most well-positioned to act upon their revanchist sentiments.

    A trip down Memory Lane: 1918 - Germany was allowed to sign the armistice with their army and state left intact, and generals like Luderndorf and Hindenburg surreptitiously sought a civilian government to do the dirty deed of signing the armistice, thereby absolving the military of all blame.

    The Weimar Republic that emerged from the ashes of the Great War lacked support from all sides, and thus had to depend on the old conservative order of Hindenburg and the German High Command - the authoritarian, militaristic and pre-democratic ideologues that had instigated the war in the first place. The opportunity for a clean break had dissipated, and the powers of Europe would pay a high price 20 years down the road.

    Dolchstosslegende, or "stab in the back". That's what Hitler accused the Weimar "November criminals" of doing to Germany when they wrote off their victories over Russia prior to defeat.

    What can we learn from this? If we save the Sunnis, the Shiites are going to accuse us of supporting the insurgency and undermining the government, thereby betraying democratic principles and our pledge to Maliki will be well null and void. We would lose ALL credibility and therefore lose what little leverage we have in Iraq.

    If we continue supporting the Shiites, it would probably engender a Sadrist state that may possibly struggle with Iranian intentions of turning Iraq into a proxy state. Either way, we would be increasingly beholden and dependent on the militias and death squads for security and peace in Iraq.

    We would be betraying our very own nation in the process if we allowed traitors like the ISG, Baker and Gates to eat the crappy sandwich which they intend to mass-produce and sell at all participating outlets in America. Unfortunately, our call for dolchstosslegende has not been recognised.

  24. Trish said:
    Encourage you to think creatively about a problem that's bigger than your present obsession with two foreign capitols.

    It is an observation by most of the informed world that Tehran and Damascus are the terror capitols of the world. If one chooses not to see the obvious they cannot be expected to understand the complex.
    It would appear I am in great company with my "obsession".

    I will show the World Trade Centers imploding and you can show your map and as a reinforcement as to who started what and in what manner we will see what effect it has on hoi polloi. Got money I win.

  25. >doug What Bevin did was unconscionable, utterly unpardonable. If Baker is trying to emulate him, he's doing a pretty good job.

    And Baker's ties to the Saudis and bin Ladens aren't as shocking to us anymore, though we continue to wonder why it hasn't triggered the same vehement response from those who praise the ISG report as "appropriate" and "accurate".

  26. Perhaps Andrew Sullivan in todays Natioal Review will aid in understanding things.

    Negotiate with Iran?

  27. Harrison,
    You are quite clear on your history and evaluation of the current ME situation.

    Dolchstosslegende should be the ISG's bookcover. Thank you for that new word and insight

  28. Trish,
    I would also say that since prior to 1948 the best and brightest minds on the globe have attempted "creative" thinking on the intractible problems of the ME.

    The clock is still ticking and the world is still waiting for that "creative" solution to spring forth from the mind of man.
    In the interim the Muslim world has been attacking Israel for 59 years and for the last twenty five have become more aggressive toward "infidels" in general.
    Since there does not appear to be that illusive "creative" answer at hand one would be prudent to protect through force that which one wishes to preserve.

  29. Dick Morris recently mentioned this, as an entry point to the same thing Baron Bodissey is talking about. Spread the link, if it looksa ok--Dick Morris is ok, even if he did used to work for the Arkansas Peckerhead.

  30. Buddy,

    there is a new endeavor over at Gates of Vienna called the 910 Group. You may want to take a look. I believe it is worthwhile in getting out the word and staying in some type of formation.

    Next thread is load'n up with songs and poetry ....

  31. Who do you think will carry out the next mass casualty attack in the US, habu?

    Someone who doesn't like us.

  32. I'll look at it, habu.

    Trish, FBI arrested a guy in Illinois today--a 22 yr old recent muz convert, USA born & bred. FBI undercover arrived at the meeting place to trade four hand grenades for a set of stereo speakers (grenades were for a shopping mall, last Friday before Christmas).

    So, coulda been a lotta dead shoppers, and nobody recruited (except the internet), trained, or bankrolled, this guy. Retail operator, in both senses.

  33. Trained by the US Army
    Mohammed, but not Melvo.

    Trained by the US Army
    Sgt. Tim McVeigh & Mr Nichols
    maybe some Filipino Mohemmedan training assistance, maybe not.

    Sgt. Hasan Akbar, trained by US Army

    Useems the S Army ranks high as a terrorist training facilitator.

  34. rufus, I'm on a hilltop way out in the sticks at the end of a caliche rut, Uncle Lewis's old 1911 on the lampstid, cut-down plugless Sears 12 ga pump in the corner (chambered two field load #9s followed by all mag 00's), half the dogs sleep out, half sleep in, the bastards bark at a twig break 5 miles away. Let 'em come, them San Franciscoans.

  35. Also a good idea to have a weapon or three and a flashlite stashed outside ready to go, in case you have to bail out the house and go to the bushes.

  36. "P-Tater com'mon here"

    "Rite Miztah Habu sur"
    "didn't you give that woman the link I told you to"
    "yezz sur i done did dat"
    "so she could choose from the many possible bad guys?"
    "yezz sur"
    "ok thanks, i guess she can work through it"
    "ok thanks Possumtater, I'll just get her started"
    "ok by me Mistah Habu"

    This list was current as of October 11, 2005.

    Abu Nidal Organization (ANO) (International, Palestine)
    Abu Sayyaf Group (Philippines)
    Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade (Palestine)
    Ansar al-Islam (Iraq, Kurdistan)
    Armed Islamic Group (GIA) (Algeria)
    Asbat al-Ansar (Lebanon)
    Aum Shinrikyo (Japan)
    Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA) (Spain, France)
    Communist Party of the Philippines/New People's Army (CPP/NPA) (Philippines)
    Continuity Irish Republican Army (Northern Ireland)
    East Turkestan Islamic Movement (China)
    East Turkistan Liberation Organization (China)
    Gama'a al-Islamiyya (Translates: Islamic Group) (Egypt)
    HAMAS (Islamic Resistance Movement) (Palestine)
    Harakat ul-Mujahidin (HUM) (Kashmir)
    Hezbollah (Translates: Party of God) (Lebanon, Iran)
    Islamic Jihad Group (Syria, Iran)
    Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) (Uzbekistan)
    Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM) (Translates: Army of Mohammed) (Kashmir)
    Jemaah Islamiya organization (JI) (South East Asia)
    al-Jihad (Egyptian Islamic Jihad) (Egypt)
    Kahane Chai (Kach) (Israel)
    Kongra-Gel (KGK, formerly Kurdistan Workers' Party, PKK, KADEK) (Kurdistan)
    Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LT) (Army of the Righteous) (Kashmir)
    Lashkar i Jhangvi (Pakistan)
    Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) (Sri Lanka)
    Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) (Libya)
    Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group (GICM) (Morocco)
    Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK) (Iran)
    National Liberation Army (ELN) (Colombia)
    Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) (Palestine)
    Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) (Palestine)
    Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) (Palestine)
    Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - General Command (PFLP-GC) (Palestine)
    al-Qaeda (Global)
    Real IRA (Northern Ireland)
    Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) (Colombia)
    Revolutionary Nuclei (formerly ELA) (Greece)
    Revolutionary Organization 17 November (Greece)
    Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C) (Turkey)
    Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC) (Algeria)
    Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso, SL) (Peru)
    Tanzim Qa'idat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn (QJBR) (al-Qaida in Iraq) (formerly Jama'at al-Tawhid wa'al-Jihad, JTJ, al-Zarqawi Network) (Iraq)
    United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) (Colombia)

    [edit] See also
    U.K. List of Proscribed Groups
    List of terrorist organisations

    [edit] External links
    US Department of State's Foreign Terrorist Organizations Fact Sheet, upon which this article is based, which also contains the legal references.
    US Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control, 'What you need to know about U.S. Sanctions'

  37. just pray for the FBI, that's about all we got left besides killing the damn internet.

  38. that was writ b4 habu's, re the 'recent concert' mall grenadier.

  39. Trish,
    i do want to thank you for encouraging Whit to post the map on EACH AND EVERT POST, just for me. That you would be thinking of me and me alone is a sweet thing.
    I am familiar with that map but I promise to look at it if he posts it.
    You did say in your reply that the map was to be posted,
    Trish said:
    Encourage you to think creatively about a problem that's bigger than your present obsession with two foreign capitols.
    I will endeavor to think creatively and once again appreciate the confidence you have shown in me alone in figuring out such a difficult problem.
    Habu the Creative

  40. Trish,
    I have given you all the info.
    The bad guys and the target.

    The answer is self evident and I wouldn't want to insult your intelligence by pointing out the obvious for I know you are a very bright woman. I will give you one more hint just to nudge you a bit more into cognition.
    Bad guys out to hurt USA = ___________ ok here's where you have to bear down and just connect the clues. PS. There's multiple right answers with permutations in the millions so I'm sure you can get at least one right.
    There's a say'n down South . Even a blind pig will trip over an acorn ev'r now and then. You can do it girl
    All the best,

  41. What can one say? You nailed it! A "sh@#t" sandwich is exactly what the ISG is.

    And as usual, the people "sh@#tting" on America are diplomats.