Bill Kristol offers solution: Yep, you guessed it

War.

Whatever the problem, the ever-eager Bill Kristol believes that other people dying can solve it. The ardent cheerleader of our invasion of Iraq, where more than 4,400 U.S. soldiers died for a cause yet to reveal itself, now champions that same “solution” for Iran, a much more difficult problem. And in a piece in the Weekly Standard, complete with requisite Churchill quote, he and co-author Jamie Fly argue that if President Obama doesn’t do it, Congress should intervene:

Bill Kristol

Bill Kristol

“President Obama says a nuclear Iran is unacceptable. The real and credible threat of force is probably the last hope of persuading the Iranian regime to back down. So: Isn’t it time for the president to ask Congress for an Authorization for Use of Military Force against Iran’s nuclear program?

Instead of running away from it, administration officials could be putting the military option front and center and ensuring it is seen as viable. And if the administration flinches, Congress could consider passing such an authorization anyway. While any commander in chief has the constitutional authority to take urgent action to protect Americans and their interests, such legislation would give weight to the president’s commitment to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. It would strengthen the president’s hand. It would show Tehran that America’s policy of preventing an Iranian nuclear weapon is a credible one. Bipartisan support for such an authorization would remove the issue as much as possible from the turmoil of election year politics. And the authorization could also make clear that the United States would come to Israel’s aid in the event that it decides it needs to take action….

We don’t expect the Obama administration to request an Authorization for Use of Military Force. But Congress can act without such a request. By doing so, it would serve the nation’s interest, and, indeed, the administration’s, if the administration means what it says.

Surely it is time for a concentration of congressional opinion and force capable of lifting our efforts to the level of emergency. The Obama administration may be committed to leading from behind, but Congress can choose to lead from the front.

– Jay Bookman

3,136 comments Add your comment

Atlanta Mom

June 16th, 2012
11:15 am

Unbelievable

saywhat?

June 16th, 2012
11:20 am

Kristol is obviously losing it, because he forgets to mention the tax cuts for the wealthy needed to pay for the war.

larry

June 16th, 2012
11:25 am

I think the sanctions against Iran plus the upcoming sanction against buying Iranian oil by the countries of Europe is going to hurt them worse.

Besides, we may have to be involved in NATO action against Syria pretty soon. I would venture to say a Libya style campaign.

Brad Steel

June 16th, 2012
11:25 am

His punditry is nearly as creep as that I-have-candy-in-my-van smile.

DannyX

June 16th, 2012
11:25 am

When are the suddenly concerned about the deficit Republicans going to propose a new war tax to fund all their wars?

Are the Republican keyboard warriors going to help do some of the fighting this time?

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

June 16th, 2012
11:26 am

Well, it ain’t like we ain’t already got the troops over there. I mean, they left Iraq but went to some other Towelhead country nearby. So, long as we’re paying for them being over there, why not put them to work? And I won’t never run out of Support the Troops magnetic ribbons. I can get all I want from Jubal Hasselbeam. Old Jubal has took a job at a car wash and hundreds of the things fall off of cars as they go thru the wash.

Besides, we’re kinda low on Patriotism right now. Ain’t nothing like a war to jack up the Patriotism. Not to mention Republican votes. It’s something all of us should think about. Especially with jobs being scarce and all these cos. that could need workers if they was making stuff for the use of our troops.

I would write more but I got to high-tail it to Countryland Golf Club to meet up with my buddy Jim Earl and my other buddy Joe Bill. We got a 12:30 tee time. Anyhow, I’ll check back in later while I’m getting ready to go up to Billy Bob’s for Poker Night. Have a good Saturday everybody.

Erwin's cat

June 16th, 2012
11:26 am

I read it as to “send a message” not necessarily a call to “send troops”

stands for decibels

June 16th, 2012
11:27 am

I hadn’t actually thought about this guy in awhile (and I’d lost my deck of America’s Most Dangerous Neocons), but I’m assuming he’s still welcome on talkshows and such as a respectable, nay, EXPERT! representative of foreign policy matters, yes?

Soothsayer

June 16th, 2012
11:27 am

” . . . invasion of Iraq, where more than 4,400 U.S. soldiers died for a cause yet to reveal itself . . . “

I love when we fail to see the real purpose behind the Iraq and Afghanistan wars: to extract $ trillions of dollars from the American populace, who meekly accept it.

“Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.”

– Frederick Douglass

stands for decibels

June 16th, 2012
11:29 am

I read it as to “send a message” not necessarily a call to “send troops”

That’s what he’s saying. Do you really think that’s a responsible thing to even advocate, let alone actually legislate? (Not that I think the GOP House is going to do it.)

bronson

June 16th, 2012
11:31 am

Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas billionaire who gave Newt 10 million dollars for his pro Israel rethoric, could be shoveling a few million Kristol’s way to stir the pot. If you can buy politicians, why not buy journalists too?

Jeffrey

June 16th, 2012
11:31 am

Sounds like a bailout to me throwing away tax payer money to support the Carlyle group and Halliburton This idea is neither fiscally nor militarily conservative

Soothsayer

June 16th, 2012
11:33 am

larry

June 16th, 2012
11:36 am

Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas billionaire who gave Newt 10 million dollars for his pro Israel rethoric, could be shoveling a few million Kristol’s way to stir the pot. If you can buy politicians, why not buy journalists too

You mean this Sheldon Adelson?

If you take a look at gallery at the bottom of the article, you’ll see that wealthy donors are contributing to Republican PACs as opposed to Democratic PACs by a 4:1 margin

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/16/sheldon-adelson-to-lavish_n_1600149.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009

Orange 12

June 16th, 2012
11:36 am

Bring back the draft. No deferments.

larry

June 16th, 2012
11:37 am

Interesting name that wasn’t in the gallery, George Soros.

Pat

June 16th, 2012
11:38 am

Little Billy Chicken-Hawk Kristol, always a huge fan of killing the kids of the lower and lower middle classes to make America feel proud again. What a creep.

larry

June 16th, 2012
11:38 am

Bring back the draft. No deferments.

I agree, that would shut this war talk pretty quickly.

Don't Forget

June 16th, 2012
11:40 am

Pretty lousy timing by kristol. Iran is being weakened every day. This would be a political lifeline.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gabriel-kohan/insurrection-in-syria-isr_b_1590213.html

TBone

June 16th, 2012
11:40 am

But what about the sabre rattling the regime is posturing with Syria? Russia is bowing up and we are trying we divert attention Kristol’s rantings? Nice try but I don’t remember Kristol being elected or appointed to any position of power.

bronson

June 16th, 2012
11:41 am

It is a toss up as to whether religion or greed will be responsible for the annihilation of our species. Right now, it’s neck and neck.

Thomas

June 16th, 2012
11:41 am

Billy Crystal should stick to hosting the Grammys- not that adept at political commentary

Maybe we should attach a dirty bomb to him and drop him on Tehran from 20k feet- he will enjoy the ride and the view (for a while)

Soothsayer

June 16th, 2012
11:42 am

“I agree, that would shut this war talk pretty quickly.”

Amen to that. Just as soon as them rich kids (remember, no deferments — everybody has to go) had to go fight and die in pointless wars, wars would end.

Aquagirl

June 16th, 2012
11:43 am

I agree with Mr. Kristol’s assertion that Congress can lead from out front; he can get right up there on the front lines with them. Maybe he’d work off two or three of those chins.

There is something particularly ironic about a chickenhawk deriding a policy of limited intervention. Please, Goopers, put more of these idiots on the teevee. It’s the best Barack Obama campaign ad ever.

Tommy Maddox

June 16th, 2012
11:44 am

“Little Billy Chicken-Hawk Kristol, always a huge fan of killing the kids of the lower and lower middle classes …”

I did not know Kristol was pro-choice.

Whatever

June 16th, 2012
11:46 am

No matter what solutions that President Obama has tried to offer or compromise on, there has been little bi-partisan support. What makes Bill Kristol think that there will be support now? There probably will be NOTHING that is actually accomplished before the election!! If the Super-Pac’s would invest money into the “economy” (youth employment) instead of a “candidate” (Mitt Romney) the economy might show a little more glimmer of progress!!

Matti

June 16th, 2012
11:48 am

I’m all FOR another war, so long as the only people deployed to fight it are white male Republicans over 50 who’ve been making more than $250K/yr while paying a lower tax rate than mine for at least five consecutive years. It will be a small, but determined regiment. Good luck, guys! We’ll keep those care packages coming! (Needed: foot powder, hemm wipes, rogaine, lipitor, dried fruit, and pricey cigars.)

Bruno

June 16th, 2012
11:52 am

**Diversion Alert**

In other news, Obama continues to blame the Republicans for his lack of success:

http://news.yahoo.com/obamas-weekly-address-gop-blame-stalemate-100021216–abc-news-politics.html

I hope some of you Libs here will do the country a favor and stay home this November. We need a positive leader at the top, not a chronic whiner. We used to be a nation of proud, hard-working folks. Now, finger-pointing and free-loading is the norm. Thanks, Libs.

bronson

June 16th, 2012
11:54 am

You can draw many parallels between the elections in Egypt and the U.S. The problem with democracies is that ignorant people greatly outnumber informed ones.

bronson

June 16th, 2012
11:55 am

Being ignorant requires a lot less effort…

Orange 12

June 16th, 2012
11:55 am

No deferments Matti.

Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

June 16th, 2012
11:57 am

President Kardashian has much bigger fish to fry than Iran. Foreign policy will be on the far back burner as he cranks up the mother of all vote-buying efforts this summer.

Bruno

June 16th, 2012
11:58 am

As for redneck, he is only beloved by those who agree with his liberal anti-southern sarcasm such as Jay. As for the rest of us from the South, he is but a liberal gnat to be ignored. Interesting thing about those gnats though, they congregate in the strangest anatomical places on animals.

In case you missed me on FNM last night, Jay, I decided to skip your love-fest for RC. Personally, I think it would be more appropriate for you to highlight some of the regular FNM contributors. JamVet, Mick, Matti, TBS, sfd, getalife or even Scout are far more deserving of the attention and praise.

stands for decibels

June 16th, 2012
11:58 am

What makes Bill Kristol think that there will be support now?

Meh, I’m thinking he can collect lightening in a bottle a second time, if Romney’s elected. Remember, he was beating the Iraq war drums when Clinton was president, but didn’t succeed until 9/11 gave his PNAC crew to close the deal with GWB.

stands for decibels

June 16th, 2012
11:58 am

Should’ve said “I’m thinking he believes he can collect lightening in a bottle…”

stands for decibels

June 16th, 2012
12:00 pm

JamVet, Mick, Matti, TBS, sfd, getalife or even Scout are far more deserving of the attention and praise.

But Bruno–are you certain that none of those characters you cited are, in fact, RC Hisseff?

Matti

June 16th, 2012
12:01 pm

We need a positive leader at the top, not a chronic whiner.

Oh, stop whining and blaming “Libs” for all your disappointments. Each of us gets our one meaningless vote, same as you.

DannyX

June 16th, 2012
12:01 pm

“In other news, Obama continues to blame the Republicans for his lack of success:”

Looking forward to seeing W on the campaign trail supporting Romney.

Don't Forget

June 16th, 2012
12:02 pm

barking frog

June 16th, 2012
12:02 pm

Have Romney/Rubio endorse it and Obama will
enact it.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

June 16th, 2012
12:03 pm

Personally, I think it would be more appropriate for you to highlight some of the regular FNM contributors.

Personally, I think you should:

go to blogspot.com
create your own blog
direct guests and comments on a music thread however you wish.

Bruno

June 16th, 2012
12:03 pm

At any rate, here is my belated FNM entry. I saw Cee-lo perform this song on VH1, and it choked me up a bit. Unfortunately, there’s no Cee-lo version on youtube available, but here’s the original Gnarls Barkley version. Don’t know what I’ll do when my Mama passes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4DDXvBpno0

Up, up and away she goes
Now I know that I know she knows
Could one live a lie?
Well neither will I
If she still try to try
But remarkably, my son,
All my work is done.
Wouldn’t surprise me to see her ghost
She would like me to know she knows
And I’m almost sure
I was absolutely nothing before
Now I’m so, so much more

The one word that describes the past
I’m pretty much possessed
We are the reason, I suppose
And we’ve spoken so I know she knows
There was one to sacrifice
When you live more than twice
Or when I bet it’s nice
Gonna be just like you
I’m giving my life, too
No other woman would wear your clothes
And it goes without saying she knows
She knows

Native bird

June 16th, 2012
12:04 pm

And your solution is?…….what I love about you leftists is that under the regimes that you continue to strive to protect and give legitimacy to, your heads will be the first ones in the noose. What’s sad is, the reality that all those living there and that actually believe your pacifists peace garbage are getting slaughtered, while you sip your $15 cappuccino’s and point fingers at those trying to prevent it.

Jay

June 16th, 2012
12:05 pm

Glad to see you take that stance against chronic whining, Bruno…

JamVet

June 16th, 2012
12:05 pm

The PNAC-driven neocons are clearly the worst of the worst in modern, if not all of, American history. And gutless scumbags like Khickenhawk Kristol and his enablers have zero shame over the fact that they just shiite the bed big time in Iraq.

They were/are craven, deadly and incompetent. By every measure. And given the chance, would be again.

And that is reason enough to ensure that George Willard Bush and his merry band of GeeDub misfits and toy soldiers get nowhere near 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue…

Matti

June 16th, 2012
12:06 pm

Don’t Forget,

Excellent checklist! :-D

DannyX

June 16th, 2012
12:08 pm

“No Deferments”

And since corporations are people too my friend we expect to see Coca-Cola, Delta, Georgia Pacific, and all the other corporations fighting in all our wars.

barking frog

June 16th, 2012
12:10 pm

Strange that the people who
have dedicated their lives in
service to their country as
Scout, Kayaker, and others
face the most derision on
this blog. But then they
have values, unless they’re
lying.

Rafe Hollister

June 16th, 2012
12:12 pm

Obama didn’t have the courage to speak up for those brave Iranians that protested after their sham of an election. He stood by and watched as the protests were brutally stopped. He did not respond when the protesters asked him for support.

What makes the Iranians think he would intervene militarily even if he had the authority from Congress. He is more likely to show up with a bunch of roses, an apology, some stimulus money he borrowed, to use to offset those sanctions. I guess we will find out if we are unlucky enough to have him reelected. Then, he will have that flexibility, he so desires.

Dixie Chicks

June 16th, 2012
12:13 pm

Soothsayer

June 16th, 2012
12:15 pm

“We used to be a nation of proud, hard-working folks.”

Before neoliberals shipped all of our jobs to China, India, Mexico, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

Oh, and Bruno, I can’t think of a single, solitary person that missed you last night.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 16th, 2012
12:16 pm

Or ……………… we can wait for:

“Air Raid Pearl Harbor. This is no drill.”

barking frog

June 16th, 2012
12:16 pm

Flexibility is required to bow
or curtsy.

barking frog

June 16th, 2012
12:16 pm

Flexibility is required to bow
or curtsy.

barking frog

June 16th, 2012
12:17 pm

Probably worth saying twice.

Bruno

June 16th, 2012
12:17 pm

Special Cee-lo dedication to the Libs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihTkA7aSHwM&feature=related

Live from Daryls house, Jam ^^^^^^ ;-)

Catch you all later. Gotta work the whole weekend taking care of the troops.

Gordon

June 16th, 2012
12:17 pm

Not that I agree with Kristol, but “war” and “military action” are not the same thing. I think he wants to knock out their nuclear facilities, not send in an invading force.

Brosephus™

June 16th, 2012
12:21 pm

With all the anti-war talk that has been all over the media, does Kristol actually think anybody with a pulse would fall for that version of Axel Foley’s banana in the tailpipe? Then again, he’s paid to say such stuff, and I’m not one to begrudge someone trying to make a living. Personally, I think he could take his message, polish it up all nice and shiny, turn it sideways, and shove it where the sun will never shine upon it again for a thousand lifetimes.

WAR, what is it good for?

June 16th, 2012
12:23 pm

stands for decibels

June 16th, 2012
12:25 pm

Kristol. huh.

Good God, y’all, what is he good for?

Absolutely NOTHIN’.

Say it again.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 16th, 2012
12:27 pm

In my opinion, the U.S. is the “world’s policeman” – like it or not. I shudder to think we would give up that role to someone else. China? Russia? The U.N.? God help us.

I also believe I have the right to my opinion as I once filled that role (defending not the U.S. but another nation) but at the BEQUEST of the citizens of this country through their elected representatives (who had to authorize supplies and munitions for my use). Soldiers from Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Korea were also there in an effort to keep that country from communism.

That said, there is a price to pay for freedom. For example, since the inception of this country almost 20,000 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty. All so citizens can live, work and sleep more safely. Most of those officers were from the middle to lower classes. That’s just the way it is.

Debate on ………… but remember:

“The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are as bold as a lion.” —Proverbs 28:1

Matti

June 16th, 2012
12:27 pm

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 16th, 2012
12:29 pm

On another note ………. some of you might enjoy this performance last night at Chastain:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-noVERLnx3w

barking frog

June 16th, 2012
12:31 pm

I agree with Kristol that
Congress needs to put up
or shut up after the
President acts. Obama has
followed through with the
Bush wars and caught hell
for it from the Republicans.

Don't Forget

June 16th, 2012
12:31 pm

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June 16th, 2012
12:33 pm

Don’t Forget:

And if instead of the above movie scene we have a nuke into Tel Aviv or a dirty bomb in Manhattan then what ?

Don't Forget

June 16th, 2012
12:35 pm

that was pretty cool scout, thanks

Matti

June 16th, 2012
12:38 pm

And if instead of the above movie scene we have a nuke into Tel Aviv or a dirty bomb in Manhattan then what ?

This is no place to share your sick fantasies, Dude. There are other blogs where you can write freely about what gets you going.

Don't Forget

June 16th, 2012
12:38 pm

Scout, agreed completely. But there’s the issue of timing. IF we ever need to do military action it should be at a time of our best advantage, with Iran as weak as possible and as much international support as possible. It’s not imminent. Bush 41 understood this, Bush 43 didn’t.

getalife

June 16th, 2012
12:39 pm

Thanks for the mention Bruno but I am a RC fan and my taste in music is too much head banging for this crowd.

As for the topic, I think we will run into problems when the troops refuse to fight for the billionaires controlling our government.

Orange 12

June 16th, 2012
12:40 pm

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JamVet

June 16th, 2012
12:41 pm

As for the topic, I think we will run into problems when the troops refuse to fight for the billionaires controlling our government.

Rock the f&ck on!

Gotta work the whole weekend taking care of the troops.

Good on you, boy.

And back at ya, brother.

Dug that Cee Lo…

Same title, different song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIHlR34FfKM

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 16th, 2012
12:41 pm

Don’t Forget:

I hear you but you and I don’t really know how imminent it may or may not be. We’ll have to leave/trust that to the experts ………… and hope they don’t wait a day “past” imminent.

Matti:

Your rudeness is pretty sad.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

June 16th, 2012
12:42 pm

There are other blogs where you can write freely about what gets you going.

warporn.com?

Matti

June 16th, 2012
12:46 pm

Scout,

You’re right, that was rude. I apologize. I think war is rude, and dropping nukes on people is rude, too. I understand why HST had to do it (watched detailed accounts on PBS over Memorial Day weekend), but I’m sick of people acting like war is the only way to solve anything, and walking around with a big ol’ stiffie for it, like Mr. Kristol. Hello? Let’s concentrate on ways to keep the peace instead!

getalife

June 16th, 2012
12:48 pm

Iran and Iraq are allies and they formed a opec team. They would have a better case if we never occupied Iraq and think China and Russia will not sit this one out because of oil.

Then there is that we are broke thingie.

Now, we have the rise of Germany after another depression and the EU may collapse. The ultimate in spending is WW III so lets hope history is not repeating itself again.

Soothsayer

June 16th, 2012
12:50 pm

Indonesia was one of the first experiments in using shock therapy to restructure an economy, although not along strictly neoliberal lines. Prior to the pro-Western restructuring, Sukarno’s regime in Indonesia was a nationalist one that sought a course independent of both the Western and Soviet imperialists. The regime was one of national development and social democracy that made concessions to poor peoples and their organizations, including the powerful, Maoist-Influenced Indonesian Communist Party (PKI). A high-level CIA directive sought to “liquidate President Sukarno, depending upon the situation and available opportunities.” (p. 81) After several false starts, the CIA’s goal was accomplished by a military coup in October of 1965. The military, led by general Suharto, began a bloody campaign to eliminate the left. Death squads went from door to door, from village to village, torturing and executing anyone suspected of being sympathetic to communism. Educated people, teachers, students, worker and peasant organizers, human rights activists, nationalists, social democrats and communists were murdered by the new regime with the blessing and support of the CIA. Within one month, at least a half million people were killed, “massacred by the hundreds of thousands,” according to Time magazine. “Travelers from those areas tell of small rivers and streams that have been literally clogged with bodies; river transportation has at places been impeded.” (p. 82)

This is for the naive among you who foolishly think our government is “good” and not a common criminal organization front for global corporations which will stop at nothing for profit.

barking frog

June 16th, 2012
12:51 pm

Matti
How big is it ? Qualify for
warporn.com ? Kristol
sure fooled me.

getalife

June 16th, 2012
12:52 pm

Also, I think the last people our President will take advice from are the neocons that lost two occupations but willard would.

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June 16th, 2012
12:53 pm

Matti:

Accepted.

I’ll go back to something I have posted often.

There is evil in the world. There are many ways to fight it including with education, laws, regulations, psychologically and even spiritually. However, there comes a time to fight it physically.

Wise people know when that time comes ………… and they know it must be done to win.

I believe going to war against an evil country/regime, etc. is the same as going to “war” against the mafia, drug cartels, serial killers or someone invading your home in the middle of the night ……….. the scale is just larger that’s all. Evil must be fought.

getalife

June 16th, 2012
12:56 pm

I think the cons behavior towards this President is rude so scout is a hypocrite.

A con reporter heckled our President with no apology just a lying excuse.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

June 16th, 2012
12:57 pm

“Tutti a tavola a mangiare!”
– Thomas Jefferson

barking frog

June 16th, 2012
1:00 pm

Kamchak
I thought that was original
Lidia..

getalife

June 16th, 2012
1:02 pm

The mafia are our bankers.

You would have to travel to Iran and talk to their people to see how evil they are.

A New York Times reporter did that for a month and he found out that the Iranian people love Americans. Imagine that.

barking frog

June 16th, 2012
1:03 pm

getalife
our President is a man,
he can take it and dish it
out..

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 16th, 2012
1:06 pm

getalife:

I always make the distinction (or try to) between subject matter (i.e., politics, the president, Congress, etc.) and ANOTHER POSTER.

The subject matter is fair game. However, we should be somewhat polite to each other as posters and recognize we are all entitled to our opinions.

Therefore, if the subject matter is about someone that I strongly believe with my whole heart is out to destroy our Republican form of government …………… I “will” be impolite.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 16th, 2012
1:08 pm

“You would have to travel to Iran and talk to their people to see how evil they are.

A New York Times reporter did that for a month and he found out that the Iranian people love Americans. Imagine that.”

So did most of the German, Japanes, North Koran and North Vietnamese people …………. it’s the despotic leaders we must worry about.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 16th, 2012
1:08 pm

Excuse me: “Japanese” “Korean”

JamVet

June 16th, 2012
1:10 pm

getalife, I saw that.

But the prez pretty much shut the loudmouth right down. And the con just stood there glaring like a teenager who had just gotten reprimanded by an adult.

Too funny…

Soothsayer

June 16th, 2012
1:11 pm

You see, Syria and Iran are the two remaining holdouts to Washington’s hegemony.

If fact, the West is financing the “rebels” in Syria and it is they (the rebels) who are committing the atrocities portrayed on television. And it is they whom we need to protect from “human rights” abuses? Criminals.

It’s strange how most, if not all, of those killed were Assad supporters or sympathizers.

What about Libya? Saved for democracy? Not quite — ruled by gangs of armed thugs.

How about Egypt? Saved for democracy? Not quite — ruled by military dictatorship.

All of this really stinks when you consider that most Syrians have a favorable opinion of Assad and his regime.

Mighty Righty

June 16th, 2012
1:12 pm

Since our elected officials no longer must comply with the constitution, you know that silly document that seperates power into Executive, Legistaltive and Judicial branches, I don’t see why the presidents authorization should be required to go to war. If the president can make up laws or pick and choose which laws he will enforce in spite of his oathe of office, then the congress should be able to do the same. Like command the military. No problem. Also no need to follow that silly clause in the constitution where the president’s punishment for high crimes and misdemeanors is limited to impeachment. Imprisonment at hard labor seems appropriate for someone who arbitrairily viloates the laws to fit their own political agenda. Seems fair. Sort of “good for the goose, etc”.

getalife

June 16th, 2012
1:12 pm

frog,

He just brushed his shoulder off.

My point is scout and the cons crying about being rude is hypocritical.

They dish it out but can’t take it.

And as far as evil goes, the neocons are evil.

getalife

June 16th, 2012
1:14 pm

Jam,

He writes for tucker carlson’s blog desperate for hits.

That blog will not make it unless a billionaire donates for that rude behavior.

getalife

June 16th, 2012
1:17 pm

scout,

I think your party is doing a great job in destroying itself.

I will never apologize for attacking them.

They have done nothing good for the American people.

Matti

June 16th, 2012
1:22 pm

Scout,

You’re right. Evil is everywhere. It’s a force in the universe, and often comes disguised as a tall, charming man, or a self-proclaimed pillar of patriotism. Oddly enough, if I take arms against those who commit evil against me, (or try their damndest), I’ll go to jail.

The trick is surviving it. Out-smarting it. Evading it. Being BETTER than it. Evil hates when you rise above it. It feels small, weak, and impotent.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” MLK, Jr.

Mighty Righty

June 16th, 2012
1:32 pm

Both left and right have been breathlessly awaiting for Obama’s new policy. Finally, it is here. It is called ignore law Fridays. The new policy which is a frst for american presidents is, laws do not apply to presidents. The loons will have a serious problem with this new policy when a Republican is in the white house. It sure makes governing easier when not incumbered by silly laws.

ken

June 16th, 2012
1:32 pm

With people like Van Jones in Washington, who needs the military? The commies are already here.

getalife

June 16th, 2012
1:33 pm

willard agreed with our President on the new immigration policy because it is the rubio plan.

willard will have to hire bushies if he wins.

We know the bushies lied about wmd’s in Iraq and lost that occupation to Iran.

The bushies are another disaster waiting to happen.

getalife

June 16th, 2012
1:34 pm

ken,

Jones is not in government.

Orange 12

June 16th, 2012
1:36 pm

“New law to keep booze flowing for Dem convention”

You Libs better save some, you will be drowning your sorrows in Nov.