Friday, April 14, 2017

Donnie's Dud

In 2015, while he was a candidate for the Rethuglican nomination, incompetent military genius Donald "Rump" Trump promised that he'd "bomb the shit out of ISIS." After-action assessments by the U.S. military on yesterday's attack on an ISIS facility in Afganistan which used the massive GBU-43 "Mother of All Bombs" indicate that 3,600 360 36 ISIS members were killed. Given the bomb's $16 million pricetag, that's $450,000 per ISIS fighter in crude cost/benefit terms.* As the Guardian observes:
"Until now, the MOAB had been something of a very costly white elephant...Thursday evening’s strike against what amounts to a handful of largely lightly armed Isis fighters in a crude tunnel system seems unlikely to change that assumption."
At that rate, we'd better produce a few thousand more GBU-43s. Getting tired of all this winning yet?

* Later estimates place the dead at 94, making the cost per ISIS fighter at $170,000.


Infidel753 said...

Ah, but I have it on good authority that the bomb inflicted additional damage -- a 37th ISIL fighter suffered a slight earache from the noise of the explosion, and a strategically-critical goat was splattered with mud. Winning!

Anyway, this was just a test run. The next time he drops one of those things, it will probably be on the SNL recording studio.

Hackwhackers said...

We hear Rump's sending in dump trucks to load the gravel created by the blast to use in Trump Corporation construction projects, too, Infidel. Winning!