November 23, 2005

This Is Obviously Some Strange New Definition Of "Incompetent" That I'm Not Familiar With

Check out what the governor of Tokyo (who?) thinks about our military:

Most Asian officials have expressed their views privately. Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara has gone public, warning that the United States would lose any war with China.

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Mr. Ishihara said U.S. ground forces, with the exception of the Marines, are "extremely incompetent" and would be unable to stem a Chinese conventional attack. [emphasis added]

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The governor said the U.S. military could not counter a wave of millions of Chinese soldiers prepared to die in any onslaught against U.S. forces. After 2,000 casualties, he said, the U.S. military would be forced to withdraw.

I'll let Dave deal with the question of how we'd fare in a war against China; my question is "Whatever gave Ishihara-san the idea that our ground forces were incompetent?"

I'll give you a hint as to what my answer is: a TLA starting with "M".

Posted by Chris at November 23, 2005 12:53 PM

Category: Official Stupidity