Analyzing Bush’s ‘Surge’ Plan, ‘Dilbert’ Style

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By: E&P Staff

“Dilbert” cartoonist Scott Adams has some tongue-in-cheek thoughts about the Iraq War “surge” in his latest blog post.

He writes: “President Bush has unveiled his plan to achieve the top goal of his presidency: a popularity rating of zero. The only risk to his plan is if this Iraqi ‘surge’ concept actually works. So let?s examine his chances.

“On the American side, all we have to do is stretch the military to the point of breaking, spend tens of billions of dollars, and do what has never been done, i.e. secure a major Iraqi city and let the highly capable Iraqi government forces hold it. And popularity-wise, it would be helpful to do that without any casualties. This is the same successful strategy that has brought democracy to several blocks in Kabul, except at night.

“On the flip side, the insurgents will be faced with the insurmountable task of going on vacation outside of Baghdad until all the surging is finished. Then they can wander back, all tanned and rested, and pick up where they left off. …”

The “Dilbert” comic appears in more than 2,000 newspapers via United Media.

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