Sunday, May 20, 2007

Vacation, All I Ever Wanted....

As summertime will all too soon come a-knock-knock-knockin' on our doors, it's absolutely natural to be thinkin' of taking some downtime. That's one of the benefits of working hard, having the chance to play hard. And what entity has worked harder as of late than the parliament of the Iraqi Provisional Government? Be fair, don't you think they deserve that 2 month vacation that rumours persist is still imminent?

Okay, you're thinking, there are still a lot of issues to hash over before a vacation should be taken. Distribution of the country's oil revenues, rampant discrimination against the minority Sunni applying for government jobs, absolute impotence to quell mounting sectarian violence. Be honest, haven't you ever left a little pile of work behind on your desk, to be dealt with by the next guy, while you're knockin' back a few mojitos on the beach?

In fact, I commend the IPG for its candor; governmentin' is hard work, cut 'em some slack. Why, while the MPs are out on the links rechargin' their batteries and doin' their best not to slice, it would be the perfect opportunity to afford our brave servicemen & women to take a well-deserved vacation from the daily deathgame of Dodge the IED™.

Now, I'll grant you, we can't let the troops travel far, as they'll be needed all to soon again on the front lines of our War of...ahem...I mean, War ON Terra®, but in the meantime, it's gotta be better to be tossing back brews in Bahrain than tangoing with bombs in Baghdad. Just think, there could even be a Michael Jackson sighting! How cool is that?

It seems to me that this is a matter which easily transcends party lines. If the IPG gets a vacation, so do American troops; fair is fair. Contact your representative or senator today and make it happen!

Cross posted @ Welcome to the Revolution & Watching Those We Chose