Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/30/10

If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.”   — Howard Aiken

(Kinda like with health care reform, or Wall St./banking reform, etc., etc.  But, the idea of going to war because some grainy, Cuban Missile Crisis quality recon photos show something that might possibly – if you have a very vivid imagination – be a WMD facility . . . well then, beyond all means lets swallow that!) —   YUR

3 Responses to “Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/30/10”

  1. 1 metapro April 30, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    I’m not sure I’m following the drift of your comment about grainy Cuban Missile era recon photos. I was there; the photos weren’t grainy, they were excellent, and the intel they provided saved our butts! Today’s photos, taken by satellites or recon planes are of even better quality – showing details all the way down to the pimple on a fly’s a–! So, if you see a missile in a photo you can believe it’s a missile. On the other hand, if you’re saying thAt just having a photo of a building that someone believes houses a WMD is not enough justification to blow it up, then there’s a lot of merit to your words. Photos are but one part of the intel equation and you need all the facts before embarking on retaliation.

  2. 2 unclerave April 30, 2010 at 5:32 pm


    No offense to the CMC photos. By 1962 standards they were wonderful! But, did you happen to catch the “recon” photos that they made poor Colin Powell trot out as “proof” that Iraq was building WMD??? They were a joke! A BAD joke. If Google Earth can zoom in to show you my deck, and each and every hotdog on my grill, then you know that the military grade reconnaissance photos can do 10 X better than the embarrassing photos we were shown as “proof”. “Facts” would’ve been wonderful, but they were sorely lacking when it came to Iraq. Too many Joe Lunch-boxes, and FAR too many Congressmen, should have known BETTER. S’all I’m sayin’, bro. — YUR

  3. 3 metapro April 30, 2010 at 6:23 pm


    That whole Iraq/WMD thing was a joke – and not a laughing one! OK, your position is understood.

    We done, we gone, we out.


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