Video: Cafferty channels Rosie, claims Bush will use hostage crisis to invade Iran

posted at 3:47 pm on March 29, 2007 by Ian


On yesterday’s edition of “The Situation Room”, CNN commentator Jack Cafferty suggested Bush would use the British hostage crisis to “invade” Iran. Never mind that the seizure of the hostages was an act of war against a NATO ally. Never mind that. Cafferty just has a “feeling” President Bush will join a “coalition of the willing” to invade Iran like a “bird on a worm” in order to get British troops out.

Last week Rosie O’Donnell said similar things, including a comparison to the Gulf of Tonkin.

So Jack, how does it feel to be the male Rosie O’Donnell?

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A lot thinner, apparently.

Zing!

Good Lt on March 29, 2007 at 3:49 PM

I always kind of fancied Rosie O’Donnell as the male Rosie O’Donnell.

World B. Free on March 29, 2007 at 3:53 PM

I say lets do it. Prove them lefties right and get ‘er done!

Gwillie on March 29, 2007 at 3:55 PM

Jack who?

ReubenJCogburn on March 29, 2007 at 3:55 PM

male Rosie O’Donnell

That’s redundant. Anyway, someone has to do the necessary work the rest of Western Civilization is too wussified to do. While the UK is busy getting its panties in a bunch, maybe we can show them how its done.

RW Wacko on March 29, 2007 at 3:59 PM

So Jack, how does it feel to be the male Rosie O’Donnell?

There’s a female Rosie O’Donnell?

amerpundit on March 29, 2007 at 4:02 PM

Loose quote

at issue is were the sailors in Iraq waters or Iranian waters…

I would like to ask Mr. Cafferty what difference does it make It is standard when working in narrow waterways for nations to allow for some inadvertent crossing at the most the Iranians should have just escorted the ship back to the Iraqi side.

Gwillie on March 29, 2007 at 4:03 PM

I would like to ask Mr. Cafferty what difference does it make It is standard when working in narrow waterways for nations to allow for some inadvertent crossing at the most the Iranians should have just escorted the ship back to the Iraqi side.

Ah, but see, what you’re saying includes facts and making sense. Those are two elements never used by Jafferty

amerpundit on March 29, 2007 at 4:07 PM

I always kind of fancied Rosie O’Donnell as the male Rosie O’Donnell.

Haha. I always figured it was neutral myself.

As for Cafferty and his ilk, I suppose nothing short of an actual invasion of the “lower 48″ would be reason enough to react.

Many people who are allegedly on our side are starting to remind of King Arnulf and his followers.

reaganaut on March 29, 2007 at 4:07 PM

And what is Mr Caffeine’s “feelings” on the situation if say Americans went over into Canada and kidnapped some Canadien fishermen off the coast of Nova Scotia?
Of course the outcome is the same since in neither case will the offended country strike back militarily.

LakeRuins on March 29, 2007 at 4:08 PM

What a fool. He skips right over the possibility that an attack on Iran is actually justified/necessary and leaps right into the conspiracy theory. My God what has journalism become? Can we at least talk about our options first? If Jack Cafferty were President… excuse me for a moment… AAHAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! NOOOOOOOOO!!!! AHHHHH!!! …ok sorry about that… now if Jack Cafferty were president what would Iran have to do in order to convince him that a military strike is actually necessary?

Zetterson on March 29, 2007 at 4:09 PM

Wet brain marches on.

Really, Jack, go back to hitting people with your car and let the adults handle the real world.

jaleach on March 29, 2007 at 4:11 PM

My God what has journalism become?

A joke.

what would Iran have to do in order to convince him that a military strike is actually necessary?

Oh, any number of things. Maybe an attack on The DNCC, or perhaps messing up Edward’s hair, or perhaps dissing CNN.

amerpundit on March 29, 2007 at 4:12 PM

Lets just do it and stop all the hand wringing

Viper1 on March 29, 2007 at 4:13 PM

“what would Iran have to do in order to convince him that a military strike is actually necessary?
Oh, any number of things. Maybe an attack on The DNCC, or perhaps messing up Edward’s hair, or perhaps dissing CNN.

amerpundit on March 29, 2007 at 4:12 PM”

Yeah and turn the DNC into what? An jihadi appologist party? Whats the difference?

Zetterson on March 29, 2007 at 4:15 PM

There is more than enough reason in just preventing these madmen from going nuclear!

conservativecaveman on March 29, 2007 at 4:16 PM

What, are we ignoring the fact that a majority of posters here were cheerleading for a war with Iran?

Do you not like what Cafferty said because it’s true (or you want it to be true) or because of the tone he used?

Nonfactor on March 29, 2007 at 4:20 PM

Nonfactor, the fact that he has never sided with America. It’s always America’s fault, or the doings of an American leader.

Oh, and as we’ve been told by the Democrats, after their commenters on Huffington Post wished death on Cheney, the views of the commenters do not necessarily represent those of the leaders.

amerpundit on March 29, 2007 at 4:25 PM

Even Wolf’s cut him off in the past, for his mindless rantings.

amerpundit on March 29, 2007 at 4:27 PM

He poses it as another US Imperialistic adventure.

Most of the righties I know just want us to kick Iran’s ass. Invasion and Occupation are not on our mind.

Retribution is.

Kai on March 29, 2007 at 4:29 PM

basically, yes… it’s the tone ;-) But it’s also the speaker.

If Rudy Guiliani says, “The US will use this as a pretext for strikes against Iran” it seems more like a promise. “Hell yeah! Show the mud-hut lunatic Dinnerjacket what’s what around here.”

If Rosie the Hutt says, “The US will use this as a pretext for strikes against Iran” it seems like a menacing allusion to evil plots by Darth Rove. “Oh my God! Vietnam #3, blood for oil!”

Lehosh on March 29, 2007 at 4:34 PM

Whether they are right today or whether they are right tomorrow, the liberal Whether people will claim that they knew it when we do hit Iran which the leaders over there have been begging the U.S. to do for decades.

Breaking news! It will rain …

DannoJyd on March 29, 2007 at 4:39 PM

Nonfactor
What you have to realize is when the left is speaking, or we attempt to debate anyone who’s political view leans left, then its;
up is down, right is left, light is dark, good is evil, right is wrong, republicans are crooks, democrats are saints . . . . .
Winston Smith
Ministry of Truth 1984

rockhauler on March 29, 2007 at 4:44 PM

Not be a sarcastic.
Who is Jack Cafferty?
Why is his opinion important?

Curious minds want to know.

freebird on March 29, 2007 at 5:01 PM

Make that, “Not to be sarcastic”

Where’s spell check when I really need it?

freebird on March 29, 2007 at 5:02 PM

Ohio State student invokes Monroe Doctrine;

Iran protecting itself
Ehsan Sadeghipour

On December 2, 1823, in his seventh State of the Union address, President James Monroe put forth the Monroe Doctrine… It is because of this policy that the Bush administration’s criticisms of Iran’s influence in Iraq seem hypocritical and insincere.

The Latern invites your feedback here.

Terp Mole on March 29, 2007 at 5:03 PM

Nonfactor on March 29, 2007 at 4:20 PM

You see, that is why we hate to have liberals troll through here. Most of us do not want a war with Iran, in fact I will go out on the limb and say none…what we want is our friends and neighbors not to be kidnapped. Get it? If someone came in and kidnapped your friend and neighbor you apparently would not care. That is what makes us different from you.
You obviously care more about what others think of you, than doing what is right and honorable. I find no honor in going to war, but I do find it noble to defend a friend. You worry about not being liked, or if it is right to defend oneself…you and your breatheren are weaklings, don’t drag us down, go away and whine by yourselves.

right2bright on March 29, 2007 at 5:32 PM

Who/what recognized these two as experts with the ability to comment on middle east affairs? They themselves did? Well that certainly means the rest of the world should pay attention to their ranting/raving-NOT!

tormod on March 29, 2007 at 5:39 PM

So Jack, how does it feel to be the male Rosie O’Donnell?

One has balls the other doesn’t, and Jackoff is ball-less.

Kini on March 29, 2007 at 5:40 PM

Ok..black helicopters…tribles….Marfa lights….channeling…….let me have it….

When the first Hellfire or Daisy Cutter lands on Iran that is when the 2nd American Civil War starts……The nutroots and MSM will be firing on Ft Sumter 5 minutes after a Air Force pilot gets the weapons free order. Hope they bring more then cheese and wine to the party.

Better check the bunker…make sure I’m ready.

Limerick on March 29, 2007 at 5:42 PM

Does somebody actually watch this idiot on TV?

JayHaw Phrenzie on March 29, 2007 at 5:43 PM

Kini, aloha – I think you meant to say they’re both eunuchs.

Entelechy on March 29, 2007 at 5:45 PM

“Bush will use hostage crisis to invade Iran”

Hope so. Doubt it.

Kevin M on March 29, 2007 at 5:51 PM

We don’t need to invade…

If they are still locked in a 14th century mindset, then we need to bring back a 14th century, and earlier, tactic, the Punishment Raid.

F-22s, F-18s, B52s, B1s and cruise missles hit every stinkin bridge, powerplant, nuke plant, and Gasoline refinery in a sustained 14 day air campaign….

Don’t invade… punish… if they want to live like Mohamed (mud be on his name) then let them live that way… no electricity or modern transportation.

Romeo13 on March 29, 2007 at 6:01 PM

the problem is that so many of the Brits do believe this too

Defector01 on March 29, 2007 at 6:27 PM

Kini, aloha – I think you meant to say they’re both eunuchs.

Entelechy on March 29, 2007 at 5:45 PM

Aloha Entelechy, I yield to your superior intellect!

You would think they would act more docile, but maybe it’s just anger at what they lack in smahts.

Kini on March 29, 2007 at 7:30 PM

Before coming to CNN, Cafferty’s biggest scoop was the closing of the last Automat when he was on WNEW-TV.
He is just a schmuck amongst other schmucks at Al-CNN.

Doctorted on March 29, 2007 at 7:52 PM

Boosh will never invade Iran. Airstrikes possibly but invasion? There aren’t enough troops to spare.

aengus on March 29, 2007 at 7:57 PM

Everybody take it easy on Jack.

And somebody drive him home, please.

HerrMorgenholz on March 29, 2007 at 8:28 PM

Aloha Entelechy, I yield to your superior intellect!

Kini on March 29, 2007 at 7:30 PM

And I yield to your superior life-style, including the good cooking :) Often I wish I was there!

Does Cafferty hang out with Olberkind, and if yes, how might a conversation go? Who ends up greater at the end of it?

Entelechy on March 29, 2007 at 9:47 PM

Does Cafferty hang out with Olberkind, and if yes, how might a conversation go? Who ends up greater at the end of it?

Entelechy on March 29, 2007 at 9:47 PM

If these two mental midgets were ever to get together and actually have an idea brain fart between them both of them, I doubt their egos could get over themselves. Cheers!

Kini on March 29, 2007 at 11:18 PM

When asked for further comment, Cafferty replied: “Glug, glug, glug.”

Jim Treacher on March 30, 2007 at 4:54 PM