Friday, May 27, 2005

The United States military is closing many of its bases. Not here, unfortunately, but back in the United States. Apparently this war is costing Rumsfeld far more than he anticipated, and he needs to sell off excess real estate to pay for it.

At almost 5000 acres, one of the largest facilities slated for closure is Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota. This is a major deterrent located deep in the American heartland, and its loss would leave the state defenseless. Needless to say, North Dakota is eagerly awaiting further news of the base's closing, for it has long wanted to annex its southern neighbor.... Kind of like me and Kuwait.