Matthews: Obama practically Shakespearean in Afghanistan, or something

posted at 8:41 am on May 2, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

The thrill is back, at least in Chris Matthews’ leg. The host of MSNBC’s Hardball provided live analysis of Barack Obama’s speech in Afghanistan last night — no, wait, that’s not really accurate.  Matthews, along with Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) and Politico’s Jim VandeHei provided a cheering section that only lacked a Bidenesque most-brilliant-thing-in-the-last-500-years claim.  Oh, wait:

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“I imagine being a soldier over there — this is what you want to hear,” Matthews said, as if he was wearing military fatigues.

Matthews also likened the leadership of President Obama to that of Henry V of England.

“It was right out of Henry V actually, a touch of Barry, in this case, in the night for those soldiers risking their lives over there,” Matthews said.

“Well that’s great stuff. I was so proud of the President there, I must say. This has nothing to do with partisanship; this is the Commander-in-Chief meeting with the troops,” Chris Matthews gushed on his program today.

Actually, I believe the comparison was to William Shakespeare’s Henry V and not the historical king, and Shakespeare’s St. Crispin’s Day speech, one of the most well-known martial rallying speeches in literature.  The most famous part of the speech is the end:

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.”

However, Matthews is apparently unfamiliar with the play or the history behind it.  The English army was outnumbered by the French at Agincourt, but Henry V led them into an attack anyway, winning a stunning defeat over the French knights, nearly wiping them out.  Obama’s speech was intended to tell the army that the war was almost over, and that the need for large battles had all but passed.  As Andrew Malcolm noticed, it never once uses the word “victory.”  It’s almost the diametric opposite of the St. Crispin’s Day speech; some even consider it Obama’s “mission accomplished” moment.

Not the Taliban, however, who spoiled Obama’s end-of-war speech with a reminder that it was still on as far as they’re concerned:

Less than two hours after President Obama left Afghanistan airspace on Wednesday, explosions shook the capital and the Interior Ministry said a suicide attacker had exploded a large bomb at the gates of a compound used by foreigners in the east of Kabul, killing seven Afghans. …

Stephen Mackenzie, an American who works in Afghanistan and lives at the Green Village where he is also a security warden for the compound, said by e-mail that two large explosions had hit the area right outside the compound and some rocket-propelled grenades had struck nearby.

“Lots of small-arms fire,” he said.

That highlights the worry that arose when Obama made his speech:

The summer fighting season is about to begin in Afghanistan, and suicide bombings in Kabul last month hinted at the Taliban’s determination to make the U.S. exit from the country as painful as possible.

“I’m concerned there’s a little too much potential chatter about this ending the war,” said retired Lt. Gen. David Barno, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. “There’s no ending of the war or conflict in this agreement. This is simply cementing in ongoing U.S. support.”

Anthony Cordesman, an analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and an adviser to the Pentagon, said that the strategic partnership would do little to convince the Taliban that the U.S. is committed to Afghanistan.

“The whole idea that you can issue some kind of statement or document that’s going to convince the Taliban and the region that our strategic agreement is serious is a fantasy,” he said. “The reality is there are enough doubts and enough uncertainty, that the only way to prove we’re going to [stay] is to stay.”

What would Henry V do?


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I am sure Chris knows about the size of the stick…

Electrongod on May 2, 2012 at 8:44 AM

How does one respond to reading this?

blatantblue on May 2, 2012 at 8:44 AM

10 more years….

Electrongod on May 2, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Do these people even hear themselves? Do they even take themselves seriously?

Can even the most hyper partisan Obama supporter truly believe anything Matthews said here?

I mean, seriously?

Monkeytoe on May 2, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Need a Kleenex Chrissy? There seems to be something dribbling down your chin . . . .

AZCoyote on May 2, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Nah…. partisanship has nothing to do with it, right Chris?

itsspideyman on May 2, 2012 at 8:47 AM

How does one respond to reading this?

blatantblue on May 2, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Hands blantantblue a puke bucket.

That’s how I responded

gophergirl on May 2, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Ok, so two idiots spend a bunch of air time gushing over the rambling of another idiot talking about idiotioc yet dangerous strategies.

HomeoftheBrave on May 2, 2012 at 8:48 AM

As I typed in the headlines thread:
.
Chrissie Matthews: The Joe Biden of Leftist TV Punditry

ExpressoBold on May 2, 2012 at 8:49 AM

This spittle hurling lush grows ever more embarrassing.

He’s comparing Earflaps McStutters’s weak reading of someone else’s thoughts off plastic paddles in front of some trucks with Shakespeare’s work? Right.

Shakespeare’s work is still revered centuries after it was written by people around the world.

Baraka’s stilted reading of some nameless speechwriting frat boy’s words won’t be remembered in two weeks by anyone outside of the knee pad squadron in the msm (matthews being sgt at arms for said organization).

GrassMudHorsey on May 2, 2012 at 8:52 AM

As November 6th draws closer, the Left’s self-medication will become more and more potent.

I predict that on November 5th, Matthews will announce that Obama is the second coming of Christ and also announce his engagement to Obama.

WordsMatter on May 2, 2012 at 8:54 AM

“Well that’s great stuff. I was so proud of the President there, I must say. This has nothing to do with partisanship; this is the Commander-in-Chief meeting with the troops,” Chris Matthews gushed on his program today.

Don’t think he met with troops.
Chrissy has bad info as usual.

Jabberwock on May 2, 2012 at 8:54 AM

You’d think that someone like Chris, who after all LIKES the squirrel monkey in the WH, would be more alert to how he is humiliating him with this comparison.

“Sheds his blood with me”? Did that chimp shed blood the day he came off the golf course to watch MY band of brothers do their job from across the world?

Thanks for pointing out how cheap the manhood of your hero is, Chris. You wouldn’t think he’d like it, though, but no, you go ahead… call MORE attention to this.

Dirty Creature on May 2, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Any of you folks ever notice that when Matthews speaks of President Obama, his face looks just like Meg Ryan’s in the restaurant scene in “When Harry Met Sally”?

radjah shelduck on May 2, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Nothing to do with partisanship my left toe tingles

cmsinaz on May 2, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Question: What would Chris know anything about how the military think or feels? Maybe he should get a nice fitting suit and pretend to be Politican. Oh wait, we already have a bunch of those.

neconsrv on May 2, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Chrissy excels at presidential blow jobs.

GarandFan on May 2, 2012 at 8:58 AM

I was thinking he sounded like Iago.

Mr. D on May 2, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Chris Matthews:
Bourbon drinking buddy for Hillary Clinton

jake-the-goose on May 2, 2012 at 9:00 AM

I remember that part in Henry V where he gave himself a solid B+.

search4truth on May 2, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Is Matthews stoned in that screen cap? I’m fairly certain he is.

dczombie on May 2, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Need a Kleenex Chrissy? There seems to be something dribbling down your chin . . . .

AZCoyote on May 2, 2012 at 8:47 AM

And his leg too.

50sGuy on May 2, 2012 at 9:01 AM

I think The Bard would agree that Zero is Much Ado About Nothing.

viking01 on May 2, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Actually, Henry had to absorb an attack, not go on the attack. He got to pick the favorable ground and destroyed the french.

Henry fought on the same field as his troops. Far be it for our dear leader to be any where near the action and to invoke any kind of confidence in his soldiers. Matthews is such a tool.

aniptofar on May 2, 2012 at 9:04 AM

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that ignored O’s speech with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in America now a-bed
Shall think themselves blessed they were not there,
And hold their manhoods high whiles the liar speaks
That cheap, exploitative pro-Taliban speech day.”

The Rogue Tomato on May 2, 2012 at 9:05 AM

I think Matthews is hitting the bottle again . . .

TarheelBen on May 2, 2012 at 9:05 AM

What would Chris know anything about how the military think or feels?

Amen to THAT, man. Has there ever been a president so cheap that the very troops he tries to hide his lack of balls behind have to come out and say that, wait a minute, HE didn’t do it, THEY did?

Yes, it’s a rhetorical question. We’ve had presidents who actually DID lead men in battle, and they never talked about the battles “*I*” won. And here’s this c**ks***er who had to be brought off the golf course when the brass had ordered a hit for him just so he could get his mug in the photo, and HE’S the one who “got” OBL…

He won’t be in the WH long. HE may have no shame, but the rest of us do, and we won’t tolerate the shame he brings on our country through another election.

Dirty Creature on May 2, 2012 at 9:06 AM

So PBHO spends a lot of time on the can?

Henry V died of dysentery.

Bishop on May 2, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Near the end of the battle, King Henry ordered his men to slaughter about 1,000 French prisoners because they anticipated another attack and couldn’t spare any men for guards.

When does PBHO order all Taliban who are in military prisons to be liquidated?

Bishop on May 2, 2012 at 9:10 AM

I think Matthews is hitting the bottle again . . .

TarheelBen on May 2, 2012 at 9:05 AM

Again? Maureen Dowd taught Chrissy the food pyramid consists only of Old Smuggler and Thun-dah-boid.

viking01 on May 2, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Lest we forget those that have recently lost their lives defending this country as well as those MIA’s recently identified.

Pfc. Christian R. Sannicolas, 20, Anaheim, Calif., died April 28, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Sannicolas was assigned to 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C

Master Sgt. Scott E. Pruitt, 38, of Gautier, Miss., died April 28 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Army Capt. Charles R. Barnes of Philadelphia, Pa., will be buried May 2, in Arlington National Cemetery. On March 16, 1969, Barnes and four other service members departed Qui Nhon Airfields bound for Da Nang and Phu Bai, in a U-21A Ute aircraft. As they approached Da Nang, they encountered low clouds and poor visibility. Communications with the aircraft were lost, and they did not land as scheduled. Immediate search efforts were limited due to hazardous weather conditions, and all five men were list as missing in action.

Staff Sgt. Andrew T. Brittonmihalo, 25, of Simi Valley, Calif., died April 25, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

Died April 26, in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

Staff Sgt. Brandon F. Eggleston, 29, of Candler, N.C., who was assigned to 4th Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Sgt. Dick A. Lee Jr., 31, of Orange Park, Fla., who was assigned to 95th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Sembach, Germany.

Lt. Christopher E. Mosko, 28, of Pittsford, N.Y., died April 26 while conducting combat operations in Nawa district, Ghazni province, Afghanistan. Mosko was assigned as a Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Platoon Commander to Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force, Afghanistan. Mosko was stationed at EOD Mobile Unit 3, San Diego, Calif.

Spc. Moises J. Gonzalez, 29, Huntington, Calif., died April 25, in Balkh province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his vehicle rolled over. Gonzalez was assigned to the 509th Combat Service Support Company, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. Jason K. Edens, 22, of Franklin, Tenn., died April 26, in Bethesda, Md., of wounds sustained April 15, in Laghman province, Afghanistan, when the enemy attacked his unit with small arms fire.
Edens was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 13th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

Spc. Benjamin H. Neal, 21, of Orfordville, Wis., died April 25 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C

Spc. Manuel J. Vasquez, 22, of West Sacramento, Calif., died April 24 in Paktika province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade, Grafenwoehr, Germany.

Died April 19, in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when their Black Hawk (UH-60) crashed. The soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii.

Chief Warrant Officer Nicholas S. Johnson, 27, of San Diego, Calif.

Chief Warrant Officer Don C. Viray, 25, of Waipahu, Hawaii.

Sgt. Chris J. Workman, 33, of Boise, Idaho.

Sgt. Dean R. Shaffer, 23, of Pekin, Ill.

Staff Sgt. Joseph H. Fankhauser, 30, of Mason, Texas, died April 22 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Capt. Michael C. Braden, 31, of Lock Haven, Pa., died April 18 in Bagram, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Army Pfc. Richard E. Clapp, 19, of Seattle, Wash., will be buried April 25, at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C.
On Sept. 2, 1950, Clapp and the C Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment came under fire near Yulchon, South Korea, and Clapp was killed in action. The Army was unable to identify his remains at the time, and the remains were buried as “Unknown” in a military cemetery on the Korean Peninsula.

Cpl. Aaron M. Faust, 22, Louisville, Ky., died April 15 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Staff Sgt. David P. Nowaczyk, 32, of Dyer, Ind., died April 15, in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was attacked with an enemy improvised explosive device.

Sgt. Tanner S. Higgins, 23, of Yantis, Texas, died Apr. 14 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

Lance Cpl. Abraham Tarwoe, 25, Providence, R.I., died April 12 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Spc. Philip C. S. Schiller, 21, of The Colony, Texas, died April 11 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Lance Cpl. Ramon T. Kaipat, 22, of Tacoma, Wash., died April 11 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Constructionman Trevor J. Stanley, 22, of Virginia Beach, Va., died April 7 while deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Stanley, a Seabee, was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3, homeported in Port Hueneme, Calif.

Staff Sgt. Tyler J. Smith, 24, of Licking, Mo., died April 3, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when he was attacked with an enemy improvised explosive device. Smith was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Army Cpl. Patrick R. Glennon of Rochester, N.Y., will be buried April 11, at Arlington National Cemetery. On Nov. 1, 1950, Glennon, and the G Company, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, were holding a defensive position along the Nammyon River near Unsan, North Korea, when they were attacked by Chinese forces. Glennon was listed as missing in action following the heavy fighting.

Spc. Antonio C. Burnside, 31, of Great Falls, Mont., died Apr. 6 at Ghanzi province, Afghanistan of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Spc. Jeffrey L. White, Jr., 21, of Catawissa, Mo., died April 3, in Khost province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

Cpl. Alex Martinez, 21, of Elgin, Ill., died April 5 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Died April 4, in Faryab province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained during an enemy attack by a suicide vehicle borne improvised explosive device. The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Ohio National Guard, Walbridge, Ohio.

Capt. Nicholas J. Rozanski, 36, of Dublin, Ohio.

Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey J. Rieck, 45, of Columbus, Ohio.

Sgt. 1st Class Shawn T. Hannon, 44, of Grove City, Ohio.

Cpl. Christopher D. Bordoni, 21, of Ithaca, N.Y., died April 3 of wounds sustained Jan. 18, 2012, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Allen J. Avery of Arlington, Mass., will be buried April 6 at Arlington National Cemetery. On April 6, 1972, six airmen were flying a combat search and rescue mission in their HH-53C Super Jolly Green Giant helicopter over Quang Tri Province in South Vietnam when they were hit by enemy ground fire and crashed.

Staff Sgt. Christopher L. Brown, 26, of Columbus, Ohio, died April 3, in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained after he was attacked with an improvised explosive device while on a dismounted patrol. Brown was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Cpl. Michael J. Palacio, 23, of Lake Elsinore, Calif., died March 29 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

CTSherman on May 2, 2012 at 9:11 AM

What would Henry V do?

Axelrod and Plouffe have reviewed interviews of Henry V, and they’re releasing an ad today stating that Henry V would not have given the SEALs the go-signal to take out bin Laden.

BuckeyeSam on May 2, 2012 at 9:11 AM

I wonder how many times a day Chris has to change his underoos when he talks about the Dear Leader.

As to the substance of his claim, really? I watched the speech…one of the few I’ve watched in recent years…and did not get that impression. However, I do recall thinking, “Gosh, if only he actually believed his own rhetoric!” This is a detail that tends to escape folks like Chris who tend to obsess over the rhetoric rather than the substance.

PorchDawg on May 2, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Ugh. Now we’re back to what a great orator he is? Just stomach churning.

changer1701 on May 2, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Any of you folks ever notice that when Matthews speaks of President Obama, his face looks just like Meg Ryan’s in the restaurant scene in “When Harry Met Sally”?

radjah shelduck on May 2, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Meg Ryan was acting. I wonder if deep down Matthews knows what a blowhard both he and Obama have become. Once you go far down a road, it becomes very hard to turn around and go back.

Gladtobehere on May 2, 2012 at 9:15 AM

The summer fighting season is about to begin in Afghanistan, and suicide bombings in Kabul last month hinted at the Taliban’s determination to make the U.S. exit from the country as painful as possible.

…That’s because “give peace a chance” is something only liberals fantasize about……has nothing to do with reality.The Taliban don’t make real “peace agreements”…they buy time and do their best to keep their opponent off balance.No Taliban peace agreement has ever stuck….nor will Obama’s lame attempts at it no matter how much cheer leading he gets from the Chris Matthews crowd.

“I’m concerned there’s a little too much potential chatter about this ending the war,” said retired Lt. Gen. David Barno, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. “There’s no ending of the war or conflict in this agreement. This is simply cementing in ongoing U.S. support.”

The he!! you say…..
To listen to Obama and his followers…Osama is dead ….the war is over.
All this stuff about securing the country…defeating al-qaeda/Taliban….preventing this from being a major terrorist supporting country….
………just a bunch of white noise….a “distraction”…..
The “War on Terror” is over you know.

Anthony Cordesman, an analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and an adviser to the Pentagon, said that the strategic partnership would do little to convince the Taliban that the U.S. is committed to Afghanistan.

It’s not meant to….
It’s to provide political cover for Obama’s surrender there.
Obama has been running for the exit’s since he sent that half-sized surge whose gains are being lost as we speak.Any agreement that takes command and control out of our military’s hands and hands it over to Karzi and a jihadist infested Afghan Army at this point is nothing more than another step toward defeat in this war.

“The whole idea that you can issue some kind of statement or document that’s going to convince the Taliban and the region that our strategic agreement is serious is a fantasy,” he said. “The reality is there are enough doubts and enough uncertainty, that the only way to prove we’re going to [stay] is to stay.”

….Don’t think the Obama administration is actually concerned about “concrete results” against the Taliban…..they don’t even consider them our enemy.Obama just wants to waive around anything that gives the appearance that progress is being made….”we’re headed in the right direction”….”al-qaeda is almost defeated”….”The Taliban are not our enemy”….”The war on terror is over”…….
………..so that he can head to the exits as fast as possible.

I don’t need Shakespeare to make the capitulation in Afghanistan any clearer than this:

Obama:


“I assume that people meant what they said when they said it. That’s been at least my practice.”

Obama…April 2012

….well here is what Obama “said”

I will . . . finish the fight against al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Barack Obama

Mr. Obama has said that a stable Afghanistan is central to the security of the United States,

Obama Considers Strategy Shift in Afghan War
NY Times, Sept. 22, 2009


Remember what Obama promised back in 2008:


“No. 3, we’ve got to deal with Pakistan, because al Qaeda and the Taliban have safe havens in Pakistan,
across the border in the northwest regions, and although, you know, under George Bush, with the support of Senator McCain, we’ve been giving them $10 billion over the last seven years,(Obama has given them billions more) they have not done what needs to be done to get rid of those safe havens.
And until we do, Americans here at home are not going to be safe.

But I do believe that we have to change our policies with Pakistan. We can’t coddle, as we did, a dictator, give him billions of dollars and then he’s making peace treaties with the Taliban and militants.
“[al Qaeda] are now operating in 60 countries. We have to go to the root cause, and that is in Afghanistan and Pakistan. That’s going to be critical. “

Obama has accomplished none of these objectives.
Zero….nada…..absolutely nothing.
In Obama’s own words…until these objectives are met….America is not safe…and Afghanistan is not stable.

One thing is for certain…..
When Obama is done retreating from Afghanistan….the jihadist there will be more powerful than they were when we first came in after 9/11.

Only a dumba$$ liberal would consider this “smart power.”

Baxter Greene on May 2, 2012 at 9:17 AM

At this point, Chrissy is no longer funny as a joke even. He’s long ago shred any bit of being a journalist, but by now even poking fun at him is old.

rbj on May 2, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Obama practically Shakespearean in Afghanistan, or something

I’m going with something.

Shakespeare’s Henry V actually went into battle. He did not play a round of golf and then watch real soldiers do the fighting. He did not take all the credit for what those warfighters did in a prime time speech (at 4am) that was nothing more than a craven attempt to campaign without campaigning. He did not have propagandists like Chris Matthews to back up the lies with even more lies.

Does anybody realize that 69% of all fatalities have occured while this commie bastard has been in office? What has the bastard accomplished in Afghanistan? I would suggest that last night’s speech and the negotiations of with the enemy is offensive to anybody who has served in uniform and especially those who have died while this effing bastard has dithered like the coward he is.

Happy Nomad on May 2, 2012 at 9:17 AM

And don’t forget Chrissy’s good buddy:

Chuck Todd Compares Bin Laden Assassination to VE and VJ Days

NBC’s Chuck Todd on Tuesday, moments before President Obama addressed the nation from Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, compared the assassination of Osama bin Laden one year ago to VE and VJ Days marking the end of World War II.

Nice job Chucky!

Rovin on May 2, 2012 at 9:18 AM

CTSherman on May 2, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Thank you for that.

No we don’t hear anything about the Soldiers we’ve lost now…
…….there’s a democrat in the White House.

Baxter Greene on May 2, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Rovin on May 2, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Yes because since Osama’s death….Afghanistan has made a successful and peaceful turn for the best…..

………oh wait.

Baxter Greene on May 2, 2012 at 9:21 AM

If we are talking Shakespeare, I would call Matthews a “sot.” Or “besotted.”

Or “a lickspittle toadie.” These words were all coined by Bill Shakespeare, I believe.

For real, Henry V? Why stop there? Isn’t it more historically accurate to compare Obama’s speech to the Sermon on the Mount? Or Isaiah?

We few, we happy few,
who will soon be dead,
and won’t have to listen to
the boasting of gay weenies
Like Chris Matthews and Obama
Congratulate themselves,
On being manly leaders
Of soldiers.

Herald of Woe on May 2, 2012 at 9:22 AM

No we don’t hear anything about the Soldiers we’ve lost now…
…….there’s a democrat in the White House.

Baxter Greene on May 2, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Not true! Remember when the surge was being discussed? Obama personally went to Dover to exploit the return of some of those killed in Afghanistan to give the illusion that he cares about the troops or something.

Happy Nomad on May 2, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Shakespeare wrote tragedies and comedies. Which was it Chrissy?

farsighted on May 2, 2012 at 9:23 AM

i click on this website, and see this Flaming D-bag’s face?

Seriously??

ToddPA on May 2, 2012 at 9:23 AM

If Chris Matthews didn’t get attention from Newsbusters and other right leaning sites, he wouldn’t make a sound at all, because there’s nobody there to hear it.

In case you haven’t figured, outside of Rachel Maddow who really tries to make her show a liberal class lesson for her fawning students – Joe Scarborough and Matthews and Schultz and O’Donnell are there to be as outrageously offensive to the right for ratings as they can.

Marcus on May 2, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Near the end of the battle, King Henry ordered his men to slaughter about 1,000 French prisoners because they anticipated another attack and couldn’t spare any men for guards.

When does PBHO order all Taliban who are in military prisons to be liquidated?

Bishop on May 2, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Not a problem…
liberals love blowing the heads off of unarmed terrorist with assassination teams….blowing them away along with civilians from the sky…..

……….just don’t pour water on their faces.

Baxter Greene on May 2, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Obama’s speech was intended to tell the army that the war was almost over, and that the need for large battles had all but passed. As Andrew Malcolm noticed, it never once uses the word “victory.”

It’s as if the dogs of war had been swallowed up.

/burp

Shy Guy on May 2, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Not true! Remember when the surge was being discussed? Obama personally went to Dover to exploit the return of some of those killed in Afghanistan to give the illusion that he cares about the troops or something.

Happy Nomad on May 2, 2012 at 9:22 AM

That’s true….
..he got his photo op and took off.

Kind of the same thing he did when meeting with Petraeus for photo ops around 5 or 6 times while meeting with union leaders and campaign bundler’s dozens of times…..

…priorities mate…priorities.

Baxter Greene on May 2, 2012 at 9:29 AM

I knew this was going to happen yesterday. I predict we’re going to see the return of the “Obama is so damn eloquent” meme.

shannon76 on May 2, 2012 at 9:31 AM

The Rogue Tomato on May 2, 2012 at 9:05 AM

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+1,000

ExpressoBold on May 2, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Shakespeare’s Henry V or Monty Python’s Brave Sir Robin?

I’ll take Door #2.

Kraken on May 2, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Baxter Greene on May 2, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Hear, hear.

Obama is spouting lies and BS and everyone knows it, except for Chrissy and like-minded mental munchkins.

The Taliban are probably still laughing about it.

farsighted on May 2, 2012 at 9:33 AM

A million dollars pissed away so that Campaigner in Chief can strut around a cavernous hanger and give a “Look at me” speech to an empty room.

This Hope and Change thing is turning out to be sort of expensive.

Bishop on May 2, 2012 at 9:33 AM

CT Sherman, thank you for reminding us of the costs of this war. This war that to Obama is nothing more than a political tool.

I have no doubt that each of the fallen young people you list was more worth their salt than the classless clown in chief can ever hope to be.

I think Prissy actually meant to compare his unworthy hero to Henry II of France, who lied, cheated, backed down on all of his promises, and issued a series of increasingly severe edicts against the Protestants to establish more firmly the absolute royal power.

Need a Kleenex Chrissy? There seems to be something dribbling down your chin . . . .

AZCoyote on May 2, 2012 at 8:47 AM

And his leg too.

50sGuy on May 2, 2012 at 9:01 AM

So very true, and thanks for the laugh!

maryo on May 2, 2012 at 9:34 AM

At this point, Chrissy is no longer funny as a joke even. He’s long ago shred any bit of being a journalist, but by now even poking fun at him is old.

rbj on May 2, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Winner!!!

docflash on May 2, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Farsignted, that is ‘Tall-ee-bahn’. Oh how I cringe every time the petulant poseur pronounces this.

maryo on May 2, 2012 at 9:36 AM

It’s ironic that the killing of Zarqawi (and Saddam):

Insurgent Leader Al-Zarqawi Killed in Iraq

By Ellen Knickmeyer and Jonathan Finer
Washington Post Foreign Service
Thursday, June 8, 2006; 5:57 PM

BAGHDAD, June 8 –Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the mastermind behind hundreds of bombings, kidnappings and beheadings in Iraq, was killed early Wednesday by an airstrike –north of Baghdad, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Thursday.

….an al-qaeda terrorist who was operating in Iraq before we went to war there….was responsible for the deaths of thousands and nearly successfully started a civil warm was played down by these very same liberals as “not a big deal”…”he will be replaced”…..”the war is still not won…he is only one person”……

Now that Osama is dead….is like “V-day” and “The War on Terror” is over.

Liberals are truly complete idiots.

Baxter Greene on May 2, 2012 at 9:37 AM

The Taliban are probably still laughing about it.

farsighted on May 2, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Whatever else last night’s campaign speech was, it was a cut and run speech from the Coward-in-Chief. Even if the plan is to leave in 18 months, you do not advertise the fact to your enemy.

Happy Nomad on May 2, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Jimmy Carter

John the Libertarian on May 2, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Rovin, great comment at newsbusters

cmsinaz on May 2, 2012 at 9:41 AM

What would Henry V do?

Fill the enemy with arrows enough to make them fall off their horses and drown in mud. Break the backs of your opponent’s military might.

Unfortunately we aren’t fighting like that.

We are being killed by our own ROE and unwillingness to follow the only successful historical precedent for winning in the region. That was pioneered by a guy named Alexander. Usually followed with ‘the Great’.

He knew all about Grand Tactics in service to Grand Strategy and to get the job done quickly, efficiently and impressively enough so that the natives would actually talk about him… until the present day in many of the hinterlands there. The lesson was that you don’t need a massive army to win there, and quite the opposite a small forces conflict is suited to that environment. If you know what it is you are doing there, at least.

Obama doesn’t know history save for the Leftist distorted sort.

And it shows.

ajacksonian on May 2, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Obama is spouting lies and BS and everyone knows it, except for Chrissy and like-minded mental munchkins.

farsighted on May 2, 2012 at 9:33 AM

…..unfortunately…I think Chrissy and the rest of the members of the People’s Temple of Obama do know it….they just believe that the ends justifies the means so any lie or any amount of corruption is okay as long as it furthers their agenda.

The Taliban are probably still laughing about it.

They are..
………and our brave men and women are the ones paying for it.

Baxter Greene on May 2, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Ed: thx for the update… I’d never know what goes on at MS-LSD without you…

Thank you for having the stomach to review and post what I have no time in my life to watch and get sick over…

Khun Joe on May 2, 2012 at 9:42 AM

No judgement, no credibility, no dignity,and no shame.

galtani on May 2, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Whatever ChrissyMatt over there might be drinking, smoking, shooting, sniffing, snorting, I don’t want any–ever.

stukinIL4now on May 2, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Chrissy Matthews in 2003, before he drank the Kool-Aid, getting a tingle up his leg from Chimpy Bush’s aircraft carrier landing!

MATTHEWS: What’s the importance of the president’s amazing display of leadership tonight?

[...]

MATTHEWS: What do you make of the actual visual that people will see on TV and probably, as you know, as well as I, will remember a lot longer than words spoken tonight? And that’s the president looking very much like a jet, you know, a high-flying jet star. A guy who is a jet pilot. Has been in the past when he was younger, obviously. What does that image mean to the American people, a guy who can actually get into a supersonic plane and actually fly in an unpressurized cabin like an actual jet pilot?

[...]

MATTHEWS: Do you think this role, and I want to talk politically [...], the president deserves everything he’s doing tonight in terms of his leadership. He won the war. He was an effective commander. Everybody recognizes that, I believe, except a few critics. Do you think he is defining the office of the presidency, at least for this time, as basically that of commander in chief? That [...] if you’re going to run against him, you’d better be ready to take [that] away from him.

[...]

MATTHEWS: Let me ask you, Bob Dornan, you were a congressman all those years. Here’s a president who’s really nonverbal. He’s like Eisenhower. He looks great in a military uniform. He looks great in that cowboy costume he wears when he goes West. I remember him standing at that fence with Colin Powell. Was [that] the best picture in the 2000 campaign?

[...]

MATTHEWS: The president there — look at this guy! We’re watching him. He looks like he flew the plane. He only flew it as a passenger, but he’s flown –

CADDELL: He looks like a fighter pilot.

MATTHEWS: He looks for real. What is it about the commander in chief role, the hat that he does wear, that makes him — I mean, he seems like — he didn’t fight in a war, but he looks like he does.

CADDELL: Yes. It’s a — I don’t know. You know, it’s an internal thing. I don’t know if you can put it into words. [...] You can see it with him and the troops, the ease with which he talks to them. I was amazed by that, frankly, because as I said, I was originally appalled, particularly when I heard he was going in an F-18. But — on there — but the — but you know, that was –

MATTHEWS: Look at this guy!

Del Dolemonte on May 2, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Zero to the Talebahhhn – Let’s, erm, negotiate!

Henry V to King of France – I’m marrying your daughter, taking her lands and her fortune, installing my son as next King of France, and if you’ve got a problem with that I’ll crush the rest of your smelly cheese eating country.

Yeah, clear parallels right there.

CorporatePiggy on May 2, 2012 at 9:51 AM

CTSherman on May 2, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Let us also not forget Sgt Bowe Bergdahl who is still in the hands of the Taliban.

I also want to let everyone know this Memorial Day weekend this is the 25th anniversary of Rolling Thunder, which is a rally in DC to remind people about those that are still POW/MIA and to help out those that serve. I’m sorry if it is a little off topic but I just wanted to pass it on. Also if anyone is interested Gary Sinise’s Lt. Dan Band is scheduled to perform there on the 26th.

bbinfl on May 2, 2012 at 9:52 AM

In Obama’s speech he said we must redouble our efforts to build a nation worthy of the sacrifice of those killed in Afghanistan (69% of which occurred during Obama’s time in office). Think the filthy coward is talking about Afghanistan? NO! The bastard is referring to the United States! We apparently do not currently live in an America worthy of our veteran’s efforts.

Happy Nomad on May 2, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Whatever else last night’s campaign speech was, it was a cut and run speech from the Coward-in-Chief. Even if the plan is to leave in 18 months, you do not advertise the fact to your enemy.

Happy Nomad on May 2, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Over two years ago Obama announced when his “surge” would end before it even began. Our people in Afghanistan tried to convince the Afghans who were working with us, risking not only their own lives but also the lives of their family members, that Obama was not really serious about that. The Afghans have learned that was not true and that what Americans say and promise cannot be trusted.

Now Obama is publicly announcing when the rest of our troops are leaving. Everyone will believe him, further eroding whatever support we still have among the population. Every Afghan will now be scrambling to make their own deal with the Taliban.

The Taliban plan is to kill as many US servicemen as they as we leave, to demonstrate to the locals, and the world, the reality of the situation.

Obama is claiming thousands of US troops will remain in Afghanistan after the big retreat. No one will believe him. It would be foolish to believe him. We will not leave thousands troops in Afghanistan, surrounded by the Taliban, in a landlocked country dominated by the Taliban, within a region allied with and supporting the Taliban and hostile to the US.

farsighted on May 2, 2012 at 9:56 AM

MATTHEWS: Do you think this role, and I want to talk politically [...], the president deserves everything he’s doing tonight in terms of his leadership. He won the war.
Del Dolemonte on May 2, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Of course Bush was not stupid enough to make such an asinine statement.

…great example of the idiocy coming from the left in relation to Bush making a speech from this aircraft carrier.

Bush’s speech actually spoke of the long road ahead in bringing stability and a representative government to Iraq.

It was idiots like Matthews that were going around yelling “we won”…”we won”.

It took years…the surge…and strong leadership from our military and Bush to win in Iraq and meet even the political requirements that democrats set up in order to claim success.

Of course we will never see this in Afghanistan because we have a President who is more concerned about poll numbers than defeating our enemies.

Baxter Greene on May 2, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Chris Matthews always makes way too much out of Obama speechifying. When the Arab Spring thing was going on in Egypt Chris Matthews said, “It took Obama to have this happen.” So yeah, he is really in love with Obama and stupid.

magicbeans on May 2, 2012 at 9:59 AM

For President Obama you need to always keep in mind reference points… compare the death toll in violent acts in Chicago yesterday to Afghanistan percentage wise not so big a difference to him… then compare it across all US states really, really not so bad.

Also consider…. If Obama says the war is over….reality does not have to exist if you are a mind numb Obamanite.

Sick and pretty pathetic to fly to Afghanistan for a photo-OP and a speechification tour. He could have done just as well from the oval office.

This President is so detached from the truth he may just believe what he says entirely…. but, for those of us having to shovel up the debris and disasters he leaves behind in his wake are a clear and present reminder as to why it is your do not vote anyone into the office of the Presidency because you think he’s cool, historical or as a statement.

Never let someone who does not know how to drive have your keys!

ActinUpinTexas on May 2, 2012 at 10:01 AM

At this point, Chrissy is no longer funny as a joke even. He’s long ago shred any bit of being a journalist, but by now even poking fun at him is old.

rbj on May 2, 2012 at 9:17 AM

…the man has totally lost it hasn’t he? Why does anyone pay attention to him? I haven’t paid any attention to him since he had something running down his leg, that I don’t think was ‘tinkles’…

KOOLAID2 on May 2, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Shameful. To use a war zone as a campaign backdrop. Shameful also that Matthews views events through ever-foggier Leftish-cataracts and is given a channel to swoon on — though not a valuable one. That’s the only silver lining here. No minds are changed by exposure to the Matthews clanking, misfiring decaying excuse for a brain. It’s MSNBC, after all. Soon the fading freak-show value of Chris Matthews may dip under some threshold so that even right-thinking web sites may refrain from conferring status on him. It’s really kind of sad and almost cruel to ridicule him. (Almost.) Like disabled-abuse. And as for Bill Shakespeare, that Democrats and/or media misquote, misinterpret, misattribute and/or misappropriate literature is definitely a dog-bites-man event. Democrats, They just say stuff. The MSM, especially on air types and what’s left of print reporters, they’re really not that smart.

curved space on May 2, 2012 at 10:10 AM

More like Polonius in Hamlet than Henry V. Certainly not a leader.

tennesseejed on May 2, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Rovin, great comment at newsbusters

cmsinaz on May 2, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Thanks cmsinaz. I’m just appalled that UpChuck’s disgraceful comments haven’t gone national.

Rovin on May 2, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Obama lost the war in Afghanistan in the fall of 2009 when he telegraphed to everyone his unwillingness to do what his own hand picked general told him was necessary to prevail. He demonstrated to the world his lack of commitment to the conflict by setting a date on which withdrawals would begin — while putting even more US soldiers and Marines in harm’s way, sending many to their deaths.

He has sacrificed the lives of over a thousand US soldiers and Marines for nothing, with more to come. He should have trouble sleeping at night, but I doubt he gives it a moments thought. Any sacrifice that furthers the ambitions of the Obamessiah is worth it, as long as someone else is doing the sacrificing.

farsighted on May 2, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Henry fought on the same field as his troops. Far be it for our dear leader to be any where near the action and to invoke any kind of confidence in his soldiers. Matthews is such a tool.

aniptofar on May 2, 2012 at 9:04 AM

I’m not convinced he was anywhere near Afghanistan while giving that speech. (Snugs down the tinfoil hat) Did anyone notice the odd white halo around 0′s arm and shoulder on the right (his left), and the distortion of the flag along his arm and shoulder on the left? And was the group of vehicles in the background, no people or movement, odd for a busy base?

I’m thinking green screen. He may have read that speech before hitting the ground in Afghanistan, and had it replayed while he was in the air heading home. Wouldn’t want to be hanging around after word got out that the Preezy was in the ‘hood.

OK, a bit out there as a theory, but I’d really like to see if anyone familiar with greenscreen tech sees anything funny there.

iurockhead on May 2, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Sure looks as if constantly lying for the constant liar and dog eater, Obama, is taking it’s toll on Chris. IMHO, this is beyond the knee pad platoon and into the 0bama administration has one of his children hostage.

jukin3 on May 2, 2012 at 10:16 AM

He has sacrificed the lives of over a thousand US soldiers and Marines for nothing, with more to come. He should have trouble sleeping at night, but I doubt he gives it a moments thought. Any sacrifice that furthers the ambitions of the Obamessiah is worth it, as long as someone else is doing the sacrificing.

farsighted on May 2, 2012 at 10:14 AM

1275 fatalities in the 39 months since Obama took office. They deserve better than a self-serving photo-op at Dover and a campaign speech announcing a cut-and-run strategy.

Happy Nomad on May 2, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Ok, so two idiots spend a bunch of air time gushing over the rambling of another idiot talking about idiotioc yet dangerous strategies.

HomeoftheBrave on May 2, 2012 at 8:48 AM

angryed porn.

Gunlock Bill on May 2, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Say what you will…

Tingles is back!

MarkT on May 2, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Say what you will…

Tingles is back!

MarkT on May 2, 2012 at 10:30 AM

What I want to say is unprintable in a family-friendly format.

Happy Nomad on May 2, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Tingles must have new batteries in his ‘baminator 2012′ buzzzzz. HaHa ‘When tingles met barry’ good title for a film that

keithofboston on May 2, 2012 at 10:40 AM

He has sacrificed the lives of over a thousand US soldiers and Marines for nothing, with more to come. He should have trouble sleeping at night, but I doubt he gives it a moments thought. Any sacrifice that furthers the ambitions of the Obamessiah is worth it, as long as someone else is doing the sacrificing.
farsighted on May 2, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Wasn’t Obastard the clown that said the troops were good for a photo op? I think that there pretty much shows he could care less. He and his wife think that because they pay lip service to the military that it means they care but how he uses the military proves that to be BS.

bbinfl on May 2, 2012 at 10:42 AM

angryed porn.

Gunlock Bill on May 2, 2012 at 10:30 AM

I’ve been watching Bomb Patrol Afghanistan. Those sailors deserve better than the coward-in-chief that morons like angryed supports without question.

1275 military members have died in Afghanistan since Obama took office and it simply sickens me that it was all for nothing since Obama has decided that politics are more important than anything else. Look for angryed and the rest of the HA traitors to mindlessly talk about the troops coming home in victory in the next 18 months. Last nights campaign speech just told our enemies the US is on a deadline.

Happy Nomad on May 2, 2012 at 10:43 AM

He and his wife think that because they pay lip service to the military that it means they care but how he uses the military proves that to be BS.

bbinfl on May 2, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Obama and his wife despise the military. You can see it in the way they treat the troops when the cameras are not rolling.

Happy Nomad on May 2, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Near the end of the battle, King Henry ordered his men to slaughter about 1,000 French prisoners because they anticipated another attack and couldn’t spare any men for guards.

When does PBHO order all Taliban who are in military prisons to be liquidated?

Bishop on May 2, 2012 at 9:10 AM

That’s what the drones are for. He’s going to pick them off one at a time as they “escape”.

Like fish in a barrel.

/

Lily on May 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Gee. The power Obama projected while speechifying to the disarmed troops at that airbase must have knocked those evil Talibanese over like bowling pins.

What did that purely political junket cost the American taxpayer?

They never did say whether Michelle and the kids were along for the ride, did they?

dockywocky on May 2, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Actually, I believe the comparison was to William Shakespeare’s Henry V and not the historical king, and Shakespeare’s St. Crispin’s Day speech, one of the most well-known martial rallying speeches in literature.

..how utterly asinine of Ol’ Tinkel Pants! More appropriate is this soliloquy from Macbeth:

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
Signifying nothing.

Macbeth (Act 5, Scene 5, lines 17-28)

The War Planner on May 2, 2012 at 11:19 AM

So tell us, Chris, do your lips ever get chapped?

WeekendAtBernankes on May 2, 2012 at 11:20 AM

So PBHO spends a lot of time on the can?

Henry V died of dysentery.

Bishop on May 2, 2012 at 9:08 AM

..probably caught it while vacation in France.

The War Planner on May 2, 2012 at 11:21 AM

What would Henry V do?

..well, he sure as hell would not negotiate with the Tahl-E-bahn.

The War Planner on May 2, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Every obama speech is masturbation material for Matthews – he just can’t get enough of that sweet B. Hussein’O stuff.

Pork-Chop on May 2, 2012 at 11:28 AM

One thing is for certain…..
When Obama is done retreating from Afghanistan….the jihadist there will be more powerful than they were when we first came in after 9/11.

Only a dumba$$ liberal would consider this “smart power.”

Baxter Greene on May 2, 2012 at 9:17 AM

..tour de force comment, Baxter. It seems that a lot of the comments in this and related threads have the element of particularly embarrassing quotes spoken by this crapsack.

It goes to the fact that he abbalutely, posolutely cannot run on even a fragment of his record lest it be wrent to shreds by anyone who has a scintilla of intelligence.

*sigh*

But that leaves the mirror-fogging, mouth-breathers with their hands out to vote for the bastid, I guess.

The War Planner on May 2, 2012 at 11:31 AM

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