Saturday, October 08, 2005

Snark Hunting

Let's look at a few items in the news.'s top story is about the tragic earthquake in Pakistan. Let's see what they have to say:
"In New Delhi, some 406 miles from Islamabad, buildings swayed and furniture moved, causing widespread panic among residents, many of whom rushed into the streets. The Indian government activated its national disaster plan. "
Hmm, and then they include this:

"Technical Sgt. Marina Evans, speaking for the U.S.-led coalition forces in Kabul, said the earthquake was felt in the Afghan capital of Kabul "but the effects were minimal. Items, on desks shook but nothing fell from the walls or shelves. No Coalition assets were damaged and no one was injured."

"At this time, we have not received any requests to assist in the earthquake recovery efforts," she said."

Why would anyone ask us for help? We are much better at producing rubble than we are clearing it.

I miss Modo.

1 comment:

  1. Not to mention that if they asked, it would be five (5) days before anybody decided to cut orders to send the troops to help, so why bother? (Yes, that's how many days it took the Pentagon to approve the request of the Louisiana governor for troops to help with Katrina!).