Your weapons; give them to me

King of Leon Panetta visits Afghanistan and what happens? Unilateral U.S. disarmament busts out all over:

In a sign of the nervousness surrounding the visit, Marines and other troops among the 200 people gathered in a tent at Camp Leatherneck to hear Mr. Panetta speak were abruptly asked by their commander to get up, place their weapons — M-16 and M-4 automatic rifles and 9-mm pistols — outside the tent and then return unarmed. The commander, Sgt. Maj. Brandon Hall, told reporters he was acting on orders from superiors.

“All I know is, I was told to get the weapons out,” he said. Asked why, he replied, “Somebody got itchy, that’s all I’ve got to say. Somebody got itchy; we just adjust.”

Normally, American forces in Afghanistan keep their weapons with them when the defense secretary visits and speaks to them.

What to make of all this?

Send in the clowns? America already has more than we can stand.

Send lawyers, guns, and money? Hardly. Those guns can be dangerous.

Send lawyers… and money? Somehow, that’s insufficient.

Reality: send lawyers, apologies, and money. And take the American soldiers’ guns.

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About Professor Mockumental

I enjoy almost all forms of parody, buffoonery, and general high-jinks. Satire has shown itself to be an essential societal need; I therefore humbly offer my services in such a manner. I enjoy mocking the usual suspects at the New York Times (Charles Blows, Moron Dowd, and the earth is flat guy) and Washington Post (Dana Milkbag, E.D. Dijon, and David Ignoramus). There are many others as well, but sadly, there are always too many targets and too little time.

Posted on March 14, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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