I have a pro-Southern friend who’s not only stuck on the Left Coast, but also spars with me from time to time on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He’s for ‘em, I’m against ‘em. On his blog, he recently condemned Obama
for rejecting the recommendations
of the national security team. The blogger, Stogie, whose nom-de-blog acknowledges his taste for fine cigars, concluded Obama would not send additional troops into Afghanistan.
However, I don’t believe Obama could’ve been nominated if he didn’t support the Empire’s wars. So I posted this comment and challenge:
I’ll bet Obama’s just sending up trial balloons to gauge the American sheeples’ reaction before he ups the number of boots on the ground.
I’ll go one step further: I’ll bet you a sample pack of CAO Black cigars that by the 1st of March, 2010, Obama will have sent in at least 12,000 more troops, boosting the total from the present 68,000 to 80,000.
If you win, I’ll post a picture of myself on my blog buying your cigars. And if I win, you can send me a bottle of Rebel Yell bourbon. Interested?
The challenge was quickly accepted:
Sure OR. It’s a deal. I’d buy you a bottle of Rebel Yell anyway, even more so if you would come over and smoke those cigars with me while we down the bourbon!
So I responded in kind:
Now I’d like that. Talk about win-win! It’d be like Denny Crane and Alan Shore relaxing at twilight on their office balcony.
Thus the gauntlet has been thrown down and taken up! What will happen? Two headstrong and determined bloggers, each seeking the vindication of his views and his preferred poison, await the outcome.