The G.I. Joe Strategy

There is a hilarious article on cracked.com about 80’s cartoons and how they’ve effected a generation of adults. Apparently the guys at the Pentagon watched as children because “we’re pretty certain that our strategy for the Iraq War was conceived after a two day long G.I. Joe marathon in the Pentagon. They just implicitly trusted that the good guys were going to win, that firing off our guns would make the bad guys run for the caves and that giving everyone cute nicknames was somehow endearing. When things didn’t turn out the way they’d planned, the administration placed the blame on faulty intelligence.” (more)

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