Metaphor of the Day

“We’re like the Saber-toothed Tiger sinking into the tar pit. And over on dry land are a few giraffes munching away on some leaves. And we’re taunting them with what terms we’re going to give them to buy into the good thing we’ve got going on.”

–Joshua Michah Marshall, regarding the Bush Administration’s stance on not opening contracts to bids from companies that reside in countries like France, Germany and Russia, that did not support our war on Iraq from the outset.

The truth is – most corporations that would be able to help us in Iraq are so large that they reside in multiple countries and have no particular loyalty to any one of them.


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