News item: Nato pulls out of Libya operation, citing exhaustion. Italy has pulled out its aircraft carrier, Norway is pulling out its planes and France is negotiating with Khaddafi for a settlement. And all say that only US ground troops can bring the war to an end.
Let’s you and him fight, say the Europeans, exhausted by a low grade, no casualties kinetic slugfest against a guy with no air force or navy and whose mobile armored force consists of a pair of beat-up Toyota pickups.
Of course we’ve heard this all before
It happens every little war
The Euros start and cannot reach the end
From Libya to Kosovo
They start at ease and then go slow
While counting every mortar round they spend
Exhausted now, in deep despair
They’ve reached that blackest point to where
They cry their airplane can’t take any more
And both their pilots called in sick
And so they want that backwoods hick
The US to come in and win the war
And yes I know we are already flying most if not all of the air strikes, though Obama says it is not a war at all and therefore doesn’t need anybody’s permission to do whatever he wants to a country that up until now was counted as a friend, or at least more friendly than most Arab cessholes.
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