Bush’s newest Iraq plan

The 'Surge' explained: 20,000 Troops = A drop in a bucket

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4 Comments

  1. Chris:

    Your scale is off. An increase of 15% or so (20,000 troops added to the 120,000 (?) or so who are already there is more than a drop in the bucket as you have pictured.

    Since I know you would never intentionally distort reality to make a point, notwithstanding the cleverness of your artwork, might I suggest you use another metaphor?

    Perhaps a wall with 120 or so bricks being shown as several hundreds of bricks short of completion, with Bush as the brickmason (bricklayer?) getting ready to add 20 bricks, which would still be incredibly short of the number needed to complete the wall?

  2. Chris

    [quote comment=”3315″]
    Your scale is off. An increase of 15% or so (20,000 troops added to the 120,000 (?) or so who are already there is more than a drop in the bucket as you have pictured.[/quote]

    The contents of the bucket does not exclusively represent the current troop level. I intended for it to represent the entirety of the mess that is Iraq.

    But I also like your metaphor 😉

  3. chris: if the bucket represents the mess, then what’s the harm in adding one more drop to a bucket that is pretty much already full?

  4. Chris

    Because we shouldn’t be just adding more lives and money to “Chaos, Despair, Agony, Death.” Especially if it won’t make any real difference.

    I’m all for ideas that would help solve the crisis over there, but I’m pretty certain that this won’t.