Monday, June 21, 2010

Omnipresence

At the start of every game so far in the World Cup, the commentators always take a moment to say something along the lines of:

"We'd like to welcome the men and women in uniform serving around the world who are watching today's broadcast of the FIFA World Cup in 175 countries on AFN, American Forces Network. Hope you enjoy today's broadcast."

We have at least a token military presence of some sort in 175 countries? I realize that doesn't necessarily mean soldiers and bases and tanks and warplanes, etc., but still. There's only about 195 nations in total!

3 comments:

Brian M said...

They are in every one of these 175 countries defending our Freedom, Mr. Scribbler. And don't you forget it! 'cause all 175 hates our freedom and they need to be kept in their proper place!!!! (LOL)

The Vile Scribbler said...

I wouldn't be surprised to find that we have CIA black ops in the remaining 20 countries as well. Funny how you don't hear teabaggers complaining about how much this must cost the taxpayers.

Brian M said...

The military is, somehow, not considered "gubmint." Most of the vociferous "taxpayers association" people in my town have been sucking on the military teat their entire lives.