Slog News & Arts

Line Out

Music & Nightlife

« Today The Stranger Suggests | The Morning News »

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Slightly Unnerving

posted by on April 7 at 13:18 PM

According to The Guardian, the US offered to help out Britain’s hostages with some old-fashioned military showmanship in Iranian airspace. Smart thinking, dudes. ‘Cause Iran has no idea whatsoever how thin our military is stretched.

RSS icon Comments

1

close your bold tag, Annie.

Posted by el ganador | April 7, 2007 1:24 PM
2

As a Brit all I can say is i think our best course of action wouyld be to quietly move all our people out of the area and then cease trying to persuade America not to bomb then. See how they like that.

Posted by art | April 7, 2007 3:38 PM
3

It seems of the handy benefits of the troop surge/escalation/"hanging around until the job is done" is it encourages the same leaders who didn't listen to their military advisors in 2003 about the troop levels necessary to accomplish their stated goals to seriously consider the possibility of opening up an Iranian front. I mean, should the pretext, er, necessity of doing so present itself.

Posted by flamingbanjo | April 7, 2007 4:11 PM
4

yeah, like you know.

shut up.


Posted by yourmom | April 7, 2007 4:36 PM
5

YOU shut up.

Posted by grandma | April 7, 2007 5:01 PM
6

It must have been threats to send the Blue Angeles to rattle teacups that got the limeys out. The released Iranian diplomat the next day was just a coincedence.

Posted by RainMonkey | April 7, 2007 8:23 PM
7

Yes! I love this! Annie Wagner on military strategy! That's right up there with Jesse Helms defining the differences between pornography and art.

What's next? A Hood DVD with Sanjaya running around kufi smacking rap celebrities?

Posted by Bumpy Knucks | April 7, 2007 11:19 PM
8

What's next Bumpy? Dan Savage is going to be locker room motivator for the M's.

Posted by haha | April 8, 2007 8:45 AM
9

I would pay to see Sanjaya run around smacking people.

Posted by Tiz | April 8, 2007 9:14 AM
10

That's gold! Stranger writers switching topics to give their tired well-worn departments some life! Sure it may confuse the loyal readership and sour the Critically Acclaimed blog... yeah, too fun of an idea, march on sycophants.

Posted by Congrats | April 8, 2007 11:19 AM
11

The Guardian actually had several interesting pieces relating to this yesterday. The thing that struck me the most was that Blair's response to the US was "you can help the situation by staying out of it."

Posted by Gabriel | April 8, 2007 11:41 AM
12

Am I the only one violently confused by the phrase "The game was not worth the candle?"

Posted by Jeff | April 8, 2007 1:12 PM
13

The worse part was listening to Tucker Carlson calling the Brits weak for giving in to the Iranians so easily... Like Tucker and his white pasty body would survive a second living under any duress. Which lead me to e-mail his show asking why he does not enlist and show those troops how to deal with being a hostage.

Posted by Andrew | April 8, 2007 4:56 PM

Comments Closed

In order to combat spam, we are no longer accepting comments on this post (or any post more than 14 days old).