Endgame: It’s time to bomb Syria, says … Howard Dean

posted at 2:41 pm on September 4, 2013 by Allahpundit

I tried to imagine in yesterday’s Kerry post who’d be the next left-wing anti-war hero from the Iraq era to prove himself a partisan fraud by flipping to support Obama’s Syria adventure. The best I could do was Joe Wilson. In hindsight, Dean-o was the obvious pick.

Kerry, Pelosi, and now the guy who briefly led the Democratic field in 2003 running against Iraq, all in favor of bloodying Assad’s nose. Once Cindy Sheehan decides she’s onboard with a bombing run too, it’ll be time to close down the site and declare the era of political blogging over.

“So while I agree with the president — I support the president, I hope we do have a very limited intervention that is designed to reduce the possibility of chemical weapons being used in the future … But if the Congress says no, I don’t think that is in any way a reflection on Barack Obama. I think that is a positive reflection on him for upholding the system and listening when he was told no by the people he works for, which is the American people.”

As a leading opponent of the war in Iraq, Dean’s position on the conflict in Syria and what the U.S. government should do about it can carry weight for congressional Democrats debating the merits of an AUMF.

“I opposed Iraq because I thought we were being lied to by our own government, which turned out to be true,” he said, in explaining why the parallels being drawn between Iraq and Syria are so poor. “So that was pretty open and shut…. So far there is no evidence of that [with respect to Syria] whatsoever. I do think there is a credibility problem for the United States government.”

Why was Dean the obvious choice to flip next? Because he’s already flipped before. He supported Obama’s attack on Libya too and, then as now, tried to distinguish his strident opposition to the Iraq war by claiming that that involved being lied to by the government. That’s the touchstone for intervention apparently, according to Dean: As long as the president’s being kinda sorta honest with you about why he’s attacking, you can support his stupid, futile military operation against a bad actor in the Middle East with a clear conscience. Except, of course, Dean’s lying himself. Go back and read his anti-war speech in Iowa from February 2003, a month before the invasion of Iraq and many months before he had reason to believe he was “lied to” about WMD, to see why he opposed the war at the time. The short version: He saw a political opportunity on the left ahead of the 2004 primaries and decided to seize it. The longer version:

I believe that the President too often employs a reckless, go-it-alone approach that drives us away from some of our longest-standing and most important allies, when what we need is to pull the world community together in common action against the imminent threat of terrorism…

I do not believe the President should have been given a green light to drive our nation into conflict without the case having first been made to Congress and the American people for why this war is necessary, and without a requirement that we at least try first to work through the United Nations…

To this day, the President has not made a case that war against Iraq, now, is necessary to defend American territory, our citizens, our allies, or our essential interests.

Nor has the Administration prepared sufficiently for the possible retaliatory attacks on our home front that even the President’s CIA Director has stated are likely to occur. It has always been important, before going to war, for our troops to be well-trained, well-equipped, and well-protected. In this new era, it is as important that our people on the home front also be well-protected.

The Administration has not explained how a lasting peace, and lasting security, will be achieved in Iraq once Saddam Hussein is toppled…

This Administration squandered the world’s good will toward us.

The world sees the United States, under President Bush, as a go-it-alone country. Because we are the world’s only superpower, this is not of small concern to other nations.

Read it all. It has nothing to do with doubting the administration’s claims about Saddam’s WMD capabilities. It’s a laundry list of prudential concerns about unilateralism, misplaced prioritizing of national-security threats, and skepticism about the necessity and efficacy of military action. He pays particular attention to neglecting the threat from Al Qaeda to focus on Saddam; meanwhile, in Syria, to borrow Ted Cruz’s phrase, the U.S. would essentially be acting as Al Qaeda’s air force, yet Dean-o’s fine with that. He stresses how the U.S. has alienated normally reliable allies; meanwhile, in Syria, the Brits have begged off joining the new coalition and even the French are poised to pull the plug if Congress votes the wrong way. As Jake Tapper put it on CNN today, “This makes George W. Bush’s coalition of the willing look like the League of Nations.” Yet Dean’s fine with that. The real reasons for his flip, of course, are because (a) he trusts a Democrat to manage the new war and its aftermath capably, despite all evidence to the contrary from post-revolution Libya, and (b) even in a worst-case scenario, he figures — rightly — that Obama won’t devote too many resources to punching up with Assad. There’ll be a round or two of bombing, just to save face, and then O will find a way to back out. The “virtue” of the operation, what makes it easy to support, it’s that it’s designed to be small and basically ineffective. Even if things go bad, without boots on the ground, they can’t go too bad — in theory. Why not help a fellow Democrat out by gambling a little credibility on that if you’re Dean-o?

Exit question: Wasn’t/isn’t this guy thinking of another run for president in 2016? What exactly is his niche against Hillary if he’s not going to be the anti-interventionist candidate again?


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Obama cannot carry either chamber of Congress without Republican votes.

kunegetikos on September 4, 2013 at 2:45 PM

And then onto Damascus, Yeeeehaaaaaa!

Flange on September 4, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Endgame: It’s time to bomb Syria, says … Howard Dean

“And then we’re going to Oregon! and California! and
Colorado!!

And then SYRIA!!

YYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!

ToddPA on September 4, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Once Cindy Sheehan decides she’s onboard with a bombing run too, it’ll be time to close down the site and declare the era of political blogging over.

lolz! Before you know it, the whole crew of them will be donning flight suits and sauntering across the deck of an aircraft carrier after each of them has flown their own bombing sortie over Damascus!

ted c on September 4, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Send Dean in on a HALO mission, and call it good.

claudius on September 4, 2013 at 2:48 PM

There are rewards for loyalty. Just ask Susan Rice. Lord help you if you don’t march in lockstep with His Majesty.

rjoco1 on September 4, 2013 at 2:49 PM

As a leading opponent of the war in Iraq, Dean’s position on the conflict in Syria and what the U.S. government should do about it can carry weight for congressional Democrats debating the merits of an AUMF.

Yeah but how does a Congressional AUMF do anything to deter or reduce the use of chemical weapons in the future? These things still have to make sense even if somebody as stupid as Howard Dean is saying it.

BTW- had to look up AUMF. When I see anything “MF” related concerning this administration or the thin-skinned rat, my mind goes in a different direction.

Happy Nomad on September 4, 2013 at 2:53 PM

I saw briefly a clip of Kerry with 3-4 Code Pink people behind him holding up their red paint stained hands and recognized good buddy Medea Benjamin. Made me smile.

Marcus on September 4, 2013 at 2:54 PM

it’ll be time to close down the site and declare the era of political blogging over.

Lolz.

Bmore on September 4, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Ever since Howie was pushed off the bandwagon…YEEEEAARRRRGHHH…he has been blatantly desperate to get back on.

coldwarrior on September 4, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Send Dean in on a HALO mission, and call it good.

claudius on September 4, 2013 at 2:48 PM

A HANO mission would probably work out best for all concerned.

coldwarrior on September 4, 2013 at 2:56 PM

What exactly is his niche against Hillary if he’s not going to be the anti-interventionist candidate again?

Runner up?

Bmore on September 4, 2013 at 2:56 PM

It’s time to bomb Syria, says … Howard Dean

Then what, genius?

Flash: Al-Qaeda Linked Syrian Rebels Attack Christian Village

That’s who Obama, Kerry, Senator Senile, and Howard Dean want to back.

Resist We Much on September 4, 2013 at 2:57 PM

A HANO mission would probably work out best for all concerned.

coldwarrior on September 4, 2013 at 2:56 PM

LOLZZ!!! good one CW

ted c on September 4, 2013 at 2:58 PM

ICYMI Allah, HANO is high-altitude, no-opening….

yeargh!

ted c on September 4, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Why do I picture him pulling a Slim Pickins and riding the cruise missile….

YEEEEAAAARRGGG!

Snowblind on September 4, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Send Dean in on a HALNO mission, and call it good.

claudius on September 4, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Slight modification.

D-fusit on September 4, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Resist We Much on September 4, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Was actually told recently by a guy with all sorts of degrees in PoliSci, when I asked him about the jihadis and the danger of toppling Assad, he replied that once the Syrian “rebels” see that we are on their side, they will stop the violence against what they see as pro-Assad Christians.

Tenured professor.

Teaches four classes a semester.

International relations is one of them.

Worked out sooo well when we toppled Saddam.

The Iraqi jihadis just flocked to us…openly…happily…with suicide vests strapped to them…but they flocked to us, so that the good part, right?

coldwarrior on September 4, 2013 at 3:03 PM

“I opposed Iraq because I thought we were being lied to by our own government, which turned out to be true,”

So, wait, Saddam Hussein didn’t use chemical weapons on 5,000 of his own people and 20,000 Iranians?

Hypocrisy Alert! Clinton, Kerry, Gore & Other Democrats Talk About Saddam’s WMD BEFORE AND AFTER Bush Is President and Call for War Against Iraq

Resist We Much on September 4, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Once Cindy Sheehan decides she’s onboard with a bombing run too, it’ll be time to close down the site and declare the era of political blogging over.

You forgot the racist and hypocritical HA trolls.

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2013 at 3:04 PM

And we care what Dean has to say because . . .

rplat on September 4, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Live at Congressional Hearing:

Hagel can’t/won’t commit to releasing documents that will confirm Assad Govt used gas—Alan Grayson NOT HAPPY.

Rovin on September 4, 2013 at 3:04 PM

“I opposed Iraq because I thought we were being lied to by our own government, which turned out to be true,”

Er, no, but you’re being lied to now, gloriously.

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2013 at 3:04 PM

And we care what Dean has to say because . . .

rplat on September 4, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Thread Winner!!!

Let’s close this puppy up.

Next?

coldwarrior on September 4, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Note that not one troll is supporting the oaf in chief today.

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Rovin on September 4, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Chuck Hagel can’t.

There are none.

In legal terms, this is all hearsay. Unsubstantiated.

Or,as Russian jurisprudence would call it, “Ess how you say, kangaroo court.”

coldwarrior on September 4, 2013 at 3:07 PM

coldwarrior on September 4, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Please ask him a question for me:

Can you please name just one jihadi group that has ever given up violence, embraced religious tolerance, abandoned Islamic supremacy, and come around to ‘our side’?

To make it easy for him, tell him that he need not go back to either of the Barbary Wars; instead, starting in 1979 will work fine for me.

Oh, and make it real clear that I am only asking for the name of ‘JUST ONE.’

Resist We Much on September 4, 2013 at 3:07 PM

What exactly is his niche against Hillary if he’s not going to be the anti-interventionist candidate again?

Dean Howler?

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Endgame: It’s time to bomb Syria, says … Howard Dean

Uhhhh, no. Dean didn’t say that, the world did!

redzap on September 4, 2013 at 3:09 PM

And we care what Dean has to say because . . .

rplat on September 4, 2013 at 3:04 PM

It’s a distraction from the fact that the Republicans are going to provide Al Qaeda an Air Force.

kunegetikos on September 4, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Endgame: It’s time to bomb Syria, says … Howard Dean

Just play his Yeagh! speech in front of Assad’s house until Assad can’t handle it any more.

Better than dropping a Yeagh! bomb, I guess.

22044 on September 4, 2013 at 3:10 PM

This week will be lots of fun.

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Why do I picture him pulling a Slim Pickins and riding the cruise missile….

YEEEEAAAARRGGG!

Snowblind on September 4, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Get that to Ramirez!

slickwillie2001 on September 4, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Resist We Much on September 4, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Aww, geeze, do I hafta??

I can only take the guy in small and rare doses.

But, he has confirmed my belief that it is much more difficult to get a degree and advanced degrees from non-Ivy League universities.

For the Ivy League schools…getting admitted its the most difficult part.

After that…nothing but gravy…hire some undergrad to do your papers, schmooze a favorite prof with your “out of the box” perspective…have Dad write another check…use affirmative action like there was no tomorrow…get a degree.

This guy is walking talking evidence of that. The folks love him because Princeton, Columbia…you know…he’s real smart and all.

coldwarrior on September 4, 2013 at 3:14 PM

H/t OxyCon

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2013 at 3:14 PM

BTW, I don’t think Cindy Sheehan will ever support bombing Syria. She nuts, but she actually seems to have some principles, unlike Dean-O and the rest.

BuzzCrutcher on September 4, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Just play his Yeagh! speech in front of Assad’s house until Assad can’t handle it any more.

Better than dropping a Yeagh! bomb, I guess.

22044 on September 4, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Howie Dean: The new Billy Ray Cyrus.

YEEEEEAAAAAARRRRRGGGHHH, my achy-breaky heart!

Resist We Much on September 4, 2013 at 3:15 PM

without a requirement that we at least try first to work through the United Nations…

Waiting on UN is a luxury we cannot afford. – Nancy Pelosi

mankai on September 4, 2013 at 3:16 PM

coldwarrior on September 4, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Just email him the question. He can reply to me at:

predicthistunpredictpast@gmail.com

Tell him that I will think that he is a big, fat, bloody, ignorant muffin if he fails to answer.

You’re just the delivery system. I’ll be the nuclear warhead.

Resist We Much on September 4, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Why in the world aren’t conservatives hammering the hell out of flip-flopping libtards like Dr. Demento, Kerry and Teh Won hisself with the “chickenhawk” meme? This is a political war, and our side’s politicians are the kind of people who sip tea with their pinkies out while the Dems play by MMA rules. I guess they don’t call us the stupid party for nothing (cue Mitt calling for people to support Obama).

Travis Bickle on September 4, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Yeeeee Haaaaaaaaw,lets bomb the sh*t out of Syria….

—- Howard Sir Arthur Harris Bomber Dean!
(SARC)

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 3:19 PM

I’m watching this ridiculous kabuki on CSPAN (House Armed Services Committee hearing with Dempsey, Hagel, and Kerry). While 90% of the country is opposed to action on Syria, these dufuses are splitting hairs. When asked about Russian options for launching a counterstrike against US forces in the region, Dempsey said Putin can do anything from some minor response on up to using strategic nuclear capability (with a hand wave). These people are truly dangerous.

freedomfirst on September 4, 2013 at 3:20 PM

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Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 4m

Kerry said info on Syrian use of CW has been vetted, double-checked and re-scrubbed. “There is a comfort level with this that is rare.”

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 6m
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Asked to promise that his assertions on Syrian use of CW are true, Kerry says “I wouldn’t have said (this)…if I didn’t believe it.”
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canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Live at Congressional Hearing:

Hagel can’t/won’t commit to releasing documents that will confirm Assad Govt used gas—Alan Grayson NOT HAPPY.

Rovin on September 4, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Rovin:I was surprised at some of Grayson’s questions!:)

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 3:22 PM

You know something is going on when the peacenik grandfather of degenerate Liberalism is foe bombing neighborhoods. The picture of hypocrisy. Wonder what they promised this puke?

RdLake on September 4, 2013 at 3:24 PM

LIVE on C-SPAN: House Hearing on Military Force in Syria

http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 3:25 PM

the leftie hypocrites needs theyselves a new war cry….

Damn the sarin bombs, full steam and solar ahead!

ted c on September 4, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Why do I picture him pulling a Slim Pickins and riding the cruise missile….

YEEEEAAAARRGGG!

Snowblind on September 4, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Reminds me of this ‘toon from yesterday (6th down):

‘Toons of the Day From Yesterday: Fools, Lies & Videotape

Resist We Much on September 4, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Well, Assad is going to flee the country, heading to Switzerland.

The Syrian Mukhabarat just informed Assad that Hillary was going out to Damascus to meet with Assad.

The White House called her back to duty, a special envoy…for the good of the nation and all that.

Apparently, she is going to “twerk?” him.

coldwarrior on September 4, 2013 at 3:27 PM

If our side were thinking creatively, we could use Syria to open new avenues of political attack on the leftists: e.g.: “It’s not the sons and daughters of blue-state Ivy League graduates who volunteer for our military and fight these wars”, etc. But I guess it can’t be done because Rove and Jeb Bush might disapprove.

Travis Bickle on September 4, 2013 at 3:27 PM

LIVE on C-SPAN: House Hearing on Military Force in Syria

http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 3:25 PM

McLame voted YES to the resolution. It is limited action. LIAR!

Patriot Vet on September 4, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Up is down.
Left is Right.
.
Bizarro World.

FlaMurph on September 4, 2013 at 3:30 PM

New Coke redux.

onomo on September 4, 2013 at 3:30 PM

You’d think these lefties were bombing Tokyo or something…..

Old and busted: Doolittle raiders
New and hotness: Do-little raiders

er. you get my drift.

ted c on September 4, 2013 at 3:33 PM

When people talk about using gas in warfare, why do they forget the the English, French, and Germans all pioneered the practice in WWI?

This is not about using gas, it is about Obama’s ego. This is a very bad way to push the USA into a war. This intervention places an unnecessairy target on the American people and must be rejected.

Those that claim weakening Obama weakens the country are totally wrong. Rejecting this useless act of war, which is based on the childish ego of Obama, will IMPROVE the standing of the America around the world!

Freddy on September 4, 2013 at 3:36 PM

JFKerry, the arrogant POS he is, was trying to explain how a threat to our national security interests don’t have to be direct threats. How nuanced is this uber genius.
To leftists, the obvious is the enemy of their truth. It’s the subtle and twisted nuance that’s elegant and proof of their superiority. Kerry is not equipped to handle his current job.

Kerry is offended at any resistance. He expects a rubber stamp.

freedomfirst on September 4, 2013 at 3:36 PM

‘…engaging outside of civilised conduct…

- Turban Durbin

Don’t worry: The rebels own use of chemical weapons, along with beheadings, crucifixions, child rape, and sectarian murder based on religion, are NOT ‘outside of civilised conduct.’

Resist We Much on September 4, 2013 at 3:37 PM

BREAKING:

Congress considers measure on military action in Syria

Senate panel approves resolution giving President Obama authority to use military force against Syria – @AP, @Reuters

9 mins ago by editor

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Howie Dean: The new Billy Ray Cyrus.

YEEEEEAAAAAARRRRRGGGHHH, my achy-breaky heart!

Resist We Much on September 4, 2013 at 3:15 PM

LOL – that hurts to read…imagine having to hear that!

22044 on September 4, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Turbin Durbin and senile McCain voted for it.

These are the fools who ‘represent’ you…they s/b in prison or a creche in prison.

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Rovin:I was surprised at some of Grayson’s questions!:)

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 3:22 PM

I was shocked!!!

Rovin on September 4, 2013 at 3:41 PM

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 3:25 PM

McLame voted YES to the resolution. It is limited action. LIAR!

Patriot Vet on September 4, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Patriot Vet:
=============

Wait a tic,I thought McCain,pulled a reversal:)

Sen. John McCain says he doesn’t support latest Senate resolution to authorize military force against Syria – @AP

4 hours ago from hosted.ap.org by editor

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Rovin:I was surprised at some of Grayson’s questions!:)

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 3:22 PM

I was shocked!!!

Rovin on September 4, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Rovin:Lol,an oldy,but goody:)

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Put two and two together folks……WHY would the Saudis and others be willing to pay billions to get a friendlier government in Syria?

As always follow the money……..

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics-live/liveblog/the-houses-syria-hearing-live-updates/#e68f139f-e012-476c-876e-2467ba30e5e3

Secretary of State John Kerry said at Wednesday’s hearing that Arab counties have offered to pay for the entirety of unseating President Bashar al-Assad if the United States took the lead militarily.

“With respect to Arab countries offering to bear costs and to assess, the answer is profoundly yes,” Kerry said. “They have. That offer is on the table.”

Asked by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) about how much those countries would contribute, Kerry said they have offered to pay for all of a full invasion.

“In fact, some of them have said that if the United States is prepared to go do the whole thing the way we’ve done it previously in other places, they’ll carry that cost,” Kerry said. “That’s how dedicated they are at this. That’s not in the cards, and nobody’s talking about it, but they’re talking in serious ways about getting this done.

http://www.smh.com.au/business/world-business/saudis-offer-russia-secret-oil-deal-if-it-drops-syria-20130827-2smvt.html

Saudi Arabia has secretly offered Russia a sweeping deal to control the global oil market and safeguard Russia’s gas contracts, if the Kremlin backs away from the Assad regime in Syria.

The revelations come amid high tension in the Middle East, with US, British, and French warships poised for missile strikes against Syria, and Iran threatening to retaliate. The strategic jitters pushed Brent crude prices to a five-month high of $US112 a barrel.

‘‘We are only one incident away from a serious oil spike. The market is a lot tighter than people think,’’ said Chris Skrebowski, editor of Petroleum Review.

Leaked transcripts of a behind closed doors meeting between Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan shed an extraordinary light on the hard-nosed Realpolitik of the two sides.

IRONY ALERT……This administration won’t allow the KEYSTONE PIPELINE to be built here but we will apparently HIRE OUT our military for the SAUDI’s to get the pipeline built over there?

PappyD61 on September 4, 2013 at 3:44 PM

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Reuters Politics ‏@ReutersPolitics 17m

U.S. Senate panel passes authorization for use of military force in Syria by 10-7 vote http://reut.rs/14jsGrg
Retweeted by Reuters Top News
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http://live.reuters.com/Event/Syria_9

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 3:45 PM

When will the Hollywood crowd and hip musicians join in the chorus to bomb Syria?

albill on September 4, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Senate approves “boots on the ground”.

obama and the senate turkeys will have all the US blood on their hands, Hillary too, and lots of treasure will be lost too…for the terrorists to cut your heads off.

I hope they start with all who are for this, first.

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2013 at 3:47 PM

I hope Putin destroys obama in the very elegant historical setting.

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2013 at 3:49 PM

McLame voted YES to the resolution. It is limited action. LIAR!
Patriot Vet on September 4, 2013 at 3:29 PM

He takes what he can get, and will work hard to make sure that this escalates into another Vietnam.

Hey “‘Mav’… You feel the Need, the need for speed”?
Strap an old A-4 on and go bomb them yourself, you POS.

LegendHasIt on September 4, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Laugh Putin, laugh. You thug, you are a genius.

Deride obama in your own turf. He deserves NO less, in front of the entire cheering-for-obama world.

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2013 at 3:51 PM

But if the Congress says no, I don’t think that is in any way a reflection on Barack Obama.

Dean-o………..still full of bullshit after all these years.

GarandFan on September 4, 2013 at 3:54 PM

LOL – that hurts to read…imagine having to hear that!

22044 on September 4, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Dooood, look at what it did to Manuel Noriega!

Snicker.

Resist We Much on September 4, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Resist We Much on September 4, 2013 at 3:54 PM

You are a national/global treasure!

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Hypocrisy for the Left really is boundary-less…what’s next, Roseann Barr singing the National Anthem for the troops before the onset of the first missile?

hillsoftx on September 4, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Well, at least we can say this. Every time a Democrat has led the nation into a war, they do it big. WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam. Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, JFK and Lindon Johnson.

Many leftists like to claim the Dwight Eisenhower started the Vietnam war but that’s revisionism.
IKE:

Well, I am not going to try to predict the drift of world events now and the course of world events over the next months. I say that I cannot conceive of a greater tragedy for America than to get heavily involved now in an all-out war in any of those regions, particularly with large units.

“So what we are doing is supporting the Vietnamese and the French in their conduct of that war; because, as we see it, it is a case of independent and free nations operating against the encroachment of communism.”

This is going to lead to a global conflict and going head to head with a bastardized Socialist/Islamic hybrid beast. We have 4 more years with the “O”.

Egfrow on September 4, 2013 at 4:08 PM

This is going to lead to a global conflict and going head to head with a bastardized Socialist/Islamic hybrid beast. We have 4 more years with the “O”.

Egfrow on September 4, 2013 at 4:08 PM

obama is always about two things only:

1. Himself

2. His muzzie brothers.

This will further the MB and Quaida. obama has been very successful in furthering terrorism and the Muslim Brotherhood, and Islam.

It’s his greatest success and pride.

He is very transparent, just didn’t mean what the fools of the world thought he did.

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2013 at 4:24 PM

to borrow Ted Cruz’s phrase, the U.S. would essentially be acting as Al Qaeda’s air force

Actually that was Dennis Kucinich’s phrase.

blammm on September 4, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Actually that was Dennis Kucinich’s phrase.

blammm on September 4, 2013 at 4:44 PM

He got it from a radio dude…it’s now legendary. You can use it too.

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Satire is dead.

myiq2xu on September 4, 2013 at 5:12 PM

I tried to imagine in yesterday’s Kerry post who’d be the next left-wing anti-war hero from the Iraq era to prove himself a partisan fraud by flipping to support Obama’s Syria adventure. The best I could do was Joe Wilson. In hindsight, Dean-o was the obvious pick.

Ah, yes. I complimented you on that wonderful bit in your post yesterday, but I have to agree that if you had substituted Dean for Wilson it would have been not only a brilliant piece of analytical satire, but would have had the added benefit of precognition. It was a great read in any event.

KickandSwimMom on September 4, 2013 at 5:37 PM

“I opposed Iraq because I thought we were being lied to by our own government, which turned out to be true,” he said, in explaining why the parallels being drawn between Iraq and Syria are so poor. “So that was pretty open and shut…. So far there is no evidence of that [with respect to Syria] whatsoever. I do think there is a credibility problem for the United States government.”

Liar. In addition to the evisceration Allah just gave you, there is little doubt that the very chemical weapons you and as#-clown Obama claim Syria is using actually came there from Iraq.

No one takes Democrats seriously on national defense because they are so transparently silly.

Jaibones on September 4, 2013 at 5:58 PM