Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Next Up, Special Forces From Burkina Faso

Oh yeah Baby. It's On Now!

Everyone knows one of the difficulties we have had in our great war against terror--well--other than the fact that the terrorists don't know when they're beaten--is that we don't have enough "boots on the ground" to "flood the zone" and cut off the quick out to the split back out of the backfield. Or something like that.

Anyway, that's all over now because Secretary Rumsfeld has just recruited Montenegro for the good guys!

Excuse us. Did you Say Montenegro?

Why yes. We did say Montenegro.

That Montenegro?

Yes. You have a problem with that?

Why, no. No problem at all.

U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Tuesday enlisted the support of Europe's newest state in the war on terrorism and promised to help train Montenegro's modest army of 2,500 to NATO standards. "As soon as we get these guys some guns, Osama's butt is going to be in a sling," Rumsfeld told reporters.

He then moved to neighboring Albania, whose prime minister reiterated a promise to keep in place the 120 Albanian troops serving in Iraq. "You hear that Germany?" You hear that Italy?," Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice said. "Go on and keep your troops at home. We got Albania you bunch of wusses."

Montenegro, has just scrapped conscription and plans to reduce its military from around 4,000 to 2,500. "That's how many soldiers we could hire from Blackwater," said Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic.

Rumsfeld, the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Montenegro since...well...since ever said he wasn't sure where the country was at first, "But I'll go anywhere to scrape up a few more bodies to protect our soldiers in the green zone."

He was due to attend the Southeastern European Defense Ministerial on Wednesday before going to Slovenia for an informal NATO defense ministers' meeting. "I thought Slovenia was some kind of skin condition or something. Hope the pilot knows where it is."

U.S. military officials say U.S. troop levels in Iraq are unlikely to fall from 142,000 before mid-2007 at the earliest. "That's not counting the 120 from Albania," Rumsfeld told reporters. "We got them on the run, boys," he said. "Good gracious we got them on the run."

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