Iraq War has now gone on longer than all of America's World War Two / NBC says: Yup, it sure is a Civil War, yup, looks like it to us, yup
Much has happened in the last 2 or 3 days both on Earth and Vleeptron.
For one thing, my RealityLand pal John diP (I am no longer allowed to put his entire Real Name in any of my C-space droppings, because for several years when you Googled his name, you found him on the same page as some pornographic London telephone box adverts) sent me an e-mail which was actually a very crude code that announced he Guessed The Mystery PizzaQ Famous Solid Object.
My head was momentarily stuck up my dupa and I didn't realize what he was trying to tell me. But DOH yup he got the answer, and he lives about 5 hours from me so there is a very strong chance i may have to actually buy him his Pizza.
And now, to the Earth News.
The War In Iraq has now lasted longer than the entire USA part of World War Two.
From Pearl Harbor to V-J Day, from the sneak attack by the Japanese 7 December 1941 to the Japanese unconditional surrender on 14 August 1945 -- with Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy on Japan's side -- George Bush's fuckhead blunder war has now gone on longer than that.
And I don't think anybody's close to surrendering to his Shock and Awe Demands anytime soon. I could be wrong about that. Watch This Space.
NBC -- the USA commercial television network -- has taken a wild leap into Reality and the Stunningly Obvious, and announced that its news programs will henceforth describe the situation in Iraq as an authentic full-blown Civil War. So it will be fun from now on to watch Fox News say "No, it's NOT a Civil War! Liar Liar Pants On Fire! NBC hates America!"
But I agree that Iraq is not like Vietnam.
Vietnam was mostly a jungle. Iraq is mostly a desert.
But the flag-draped coffins of my neighbors' children serving in the US military -- coming up fast on 3000 of them -- these are verrrrrrrrrry similar to the flag-draped coffins of 58,000 American servicemen and women from Vietnam.
Another difference: Vietnam was not a Civil War. It was a war for independence from Western colonial powers. And they won their independence -- just as the United States won its from the world's mightiest military superpower, Britain. With an army composed largely of illiterate farmers.
If you are reading this and you are in any kind of position to Stop This Fucking Crazy War, please do so.
More soon about the Amazing Coded Solid Object Answer, and about Why Very Large Prime Numbers are Very Important.
That's the kind of stuff people think is important on the Utopian Planet of Vleeptron, which has not had a war for 31,662 years. (The Garlic War was the last one.) By not having fucked-up blunder wars, Vleeptron is able to pour its resources into education, health and the transportation infrastructure.
Here on Earth, in my Land of the Free, it's Wars and Prisons.
No Pizza, but take a whack at this one: In the last 20 years, how many
* new public colleges/universities
* new prisons
has California built? Or any state if you can find out. Which is America building faster, prisons or institutions of higher learning?
Good night. More later.