Shock n’ Awe Overload

Sick and tired of the already trite phrase “shock and awe”? This thread over on Fark has some suggestions.
Among the best suggestions are:

  • Old and Busted, New Hotness campaign
  • Shizzle and awizzle
  • Bomb, Rinse, Repeat
  • “Assisted Urban Renewal”
  • Shock and awwwwww Allah why you not stop these bombs?
  • ArabDisney: Phase One
  • The “Jumpin’ Allah on pogo stick!” phase
  • Operation Strategery
  • Operation Cut Off My Favorite Late Night Shows With Too Much News Coverage
  • The “I wasn’t bluffing” phase
  • The Spielberg and Bruckheimer phase
  • Sheik and bake

And, best of all

  • Jacques AND Aauugh!

“Saddam is done.”

Take a peek at this account of the 1st MEF in Safwan and tell me you don’t get chills (good ones, mind you).

It seems to wrap so much of this conflict up into one nice package. Iraqis: cautiously optimistic. Americans: not about to let Saddam slither away again.

On to Basrah, then Baghdad, boys.

Law of Unintended Consequences Pt. II

As I’ve mused on the issue further, I can forsee one other, very large advantage to a surgical strike.
By not being forced to destroy Iraqi infrastructure, we will reduce the need for U.N. “asistance” in rebuilding Iraq. “No thanks, Jaques, mes “amis”. We’ve got this one covered. We’ll take it from here.” We might also avoid the creation of a large refugee problem, which reduces Turkey and Jordan’s ability to demand concessions from us and a post-Saddam Iraqi gov’t.