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You know what the Army needs? A 125-acre amusement park. But what are the odds of that happening? Oh…

Army officials say they are considering allowing a private developer to build a 125-acre entertainment, hotel and conference center complex next to a national Army museum at Fort Belvoir that could draw more than 1 million people a year to traffic-choked southern Fairfax County [Virginia].

The Army is considering the entertainment venue to help offset the cost of the $300 million museum, which a spokesman said is scheduled to open in 2013. No federal funds are being sought for the museum, but Fairfax has donated $240,000.

Ah, well. It's probably a better use of money than the Ahmed Chalabi retirement fund Iraq war.

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  1. The strikethrough gag has got to stop at some point, right?

  2. Come for Technical Enhancement Training, stay for the Napalm Fun House.

  3. A fun park?

    You know, I have this idea that would save them lots of money on construction costs, but still allow them to charge tourists out the ying-yang.

    Open up a park where tourists can do stuff like learn how to drive a tank, man a helicopter door gun, or get some range time with a Mk. 19.

  4. mediageek – Camp Perry, Ohio, comes close to that. God, I love that place.

  5. Come for Technical Enhancement Training, stay for the Napalm Fun House.

    That’s so “Old Army.” Come for Winning the Hearts and Minds of the Indigenous People, stay for Manning Border Checkpoints.

  6. Media, guys love to blow shit up. That’s a great idea. I’d rather drive a real funny car. But I’d consider ponying up for a chance to drive a tank.

    I have driven a douche-and-a-half, a real Jeep, and an OV-10A from the backseat. But never a tank.

  7. I have driven a douche-and-a-half, a real Jeep, and an OV-10A from the backseat. But never a tank.

    Driving the tank is boring. The gunner has all the fun.

  8. Did we really just allow an Iranian agent to dupe us into overthrowing Saddam Hussein and allowing the Shiites to take over?

    Really?

    Tell me that didn’t just happen.

  9. I have driven a douche-and-a-half

    I’ve been called a douche-and-a-half.

    Well, not really. Not yet. But someday, I’m sure.

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