Friday, April 13, 2007

" There was only one catch and that was Catch-22. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to. " Joseph Heller

Troops in Iraq learned this week that their tours have been extended by three months. That's some catch that Catch 22. In Heller's novel, the top brass kept increasing the number of missions bomber pilots needed to rotate back home. They'd keep reaching the number needed, then the number was upped.

Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was...

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