Pentagon Official: Assad Will Still Be Able to Eat Cheerios After Strike

Posted by on Sep 09, 2013 at 11:17 am

If you can make any sense of this, have at it.

The strike, as envisioned, would be limited in the number of targets and done within a day or two. It could be completed in one fell swoop with missiles, said one senior official familiar with the weapons involved. A smaller, follow-on strike could be launched if targets aren’t sufficiently damaged.

A second senior official, who has seen the most recent planning, offered this metaphor to describe such a strike: If Assad is eating Cheerios, we’re going to take away his spoon and give him a fork. Will that degrade his ability to eat Cheerios? Yes. Will it deter him? Maybe. But he’ll still be able to eat Cheerios.

What?

2 Responses to “Pentagon Official: Assad Will Still Be Able to Eat Cheerios After Strike”

  1. Jack on 9/09/13 at 11:47 am

    If Assad is eating Cheerios, we’re going to take away his spoon and give him a fork. Will that degrade his ability to eat Cheerios? Yes. Will it deter him? Maybe. But he’ll still be able to eat Cheerios.

    That is how our military leaders explained it to Obama after he said he didn’t understand their first explanation.

  2. Darth Chipmunk on 9/09/13 at 1:17 pm

    Just freakin’ imagine the ridicule tsunami if a senior Bush official had said thi… aw, forget it.