24 April 2009

Proof, I require


Last week, General David Petraeus published an article advocating higher education for military officers, saying “the most powerful tool any Soldier carries is not his weapon but his mind”.

And yesterday, I picked up a copy of the first four episodes of Star Wars: Clone Wars at the local post exchange. The first episode featured the Jedi Master Yoda and a handful of clones fighting a guerrilla war against a battalion of battle droids. Yoda and the clones go into hiding, where the aged Jedi Master gives them some words of advice.

“Concerned about weapons, you are. Weapons do not win battles. Your mind, powerful it is. Out-think the droids, you can.”

Wait.

Does anyone actually have evidence of General Petraeus actually attending Princeton? How do we know he didn’t just go to Dagobah for two years?

3 comments:

Garuda said...

It is yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.

Boss Mongo said...

Garuda,

I'd go one further: that it has yet to be proven that an advanced degree is any indicator of intelligence.

Deus Ex said...

You will go to the Dagobah System. There you will find YODA!