Friday, July 29, 2005
Cool. Nice reform. This should do the trick. Extra practice to supplement the usual training regimen of burning tire leaps and barbed-wire crawls. This will get the troops ready to control Gaza after the disengagement, no problem.
Has it not occured to them that Palestinian society might settle into a more civilized pattern, better for its own people, if they tried a few other exercises, like maybe:
- writing parking tickets
- checking dog licenses
- how to actually arrest somebody
- issuing citations for those dangerous spontanteous bursts of celebratory gunfire when terrorist attacks are announced
Actually, yes it is. But what is completely fair is to say that this PR photo-op is the leadership's planned and intentional response to serious charges against the security apparatus. After all, they went out of their way to invite the photographers and plan a photogenic schedule of events. In effect, by showing their troops practicing for the International Law Enforcement Circus rather than training for effective policing of their community, they are telling us:
Nonsense! We're not bloated and corrupt! We're unfocused and disinterested.