It is my duty to inform you that my post of September 1, “Party Poppers for Libya,” contained not a single word of truth. It was political satire, nothing more. A number of you astutely pointed out that it was only a single click off reality, despite its preposterous premise, and you spoke better than you knew.

I was provoked to write it by a White House press conference at which Jay Carney, President Obama’s Press Secretary (a nice young man, but badly out of his depth, sort of like his boss) opined that bombing–the NATO airstrikes on Quadaffi’s hired goons–did not constitute war. This was something straight out of Catch-22. And rather than giving him a chorus of “BUUUUUUULS**T!”, the gutless toads of the Washington press corps simply went on to the next round of inanity. If rocketing and bombing is not war, it’ll do till the war comes along. I invite Mr. Carney to place himself in the middle of an air strike and see if his opinion is not changed.

So I felt it was no less than a matter of honor to produce an outlandish tale of my own and attribute it to the Executive Branch. I realize that I have damaged my credibility with some of you, but remember that I tell the truth far more often than anyone holding political office, or running for it.

And by the way, to Rob: “….we, his slathering horde…” is a very nice turn of phrase. A tip of the hat.

Back to guns.