Friday, January 21, 2011

Johnson's Innards

On January 13, at a Pentagon commemoration of Martin Luther King Day, Jeh C. Johnson, general counsel to the Department of Defense (sic) vomited in full view of his assembled fellow murderers and members of the press. Here is a taste (oh, sorry) of what he threw up:
“I believe that if Dr. King were alive today, he would recognize that we live in a complicated world, and that our nation's military should not and cannot lay down its arms and leave the American people vulnerable to terrorist attack,” he said.
Not yet having fully relieved himself, he followed this with a load of--well, I'll be delicate and just record that this resembled the first, but the method of delivery was different:
"Johnson compared today’s troops to the Samaritan, who chose to help instead of taking an easier path. 'I draw the parallel to our own servicemen and women deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, away from the comfort of conventional jobs, their families and their homes,' Johnson said."
He went on, by this time slipping and sliding in the reeking slime he had emitted, but still game:
"'Volunteers in today’s military,' he said, 'have made the conscious decision to travel a dangerous road and personally stop and administer aid to those who want peace, freedom and a better place in Iraq, in Afghanistan, and in defense of the American people.'"
With a few more grunts and splats, Johnson added, “Every day, our servicemen and women practice the dangerousness -- the dangerous unselfishness Dr. King preached on April 3, 1968.”
There was appreciative applause from the audience, who overlooked the contents of Johnson's innards, which had filled the room and was sliding in a great wave into the hall.



At January 21, 2011 1:50 PM, Blogger rob payne said...

Good one Mimi, I'll probably skip lunch today though. But, how true, the hypocrisy is astonishing.

At January 21, 2011 4:17 PM, Blogger Mimi said...

Thanks, Rob. And, hey, I miss your posts. Think you might favor us again anytime soon?


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