Dan Rather: If you’re calling for war against ISIS and wouldn’t send your own kid, don’t even talk to me

posted at 4:41 pm on August 25, 2014 by Allahpundit

He also said he’d pay a ransom for a reporter’s life, which, as a better journalist noted elsewhere today, is a surefire way to encourage more kidnappings and beheadings.

This is, of course, a variation on the ol’ chickenhawk argument vintage 2003 and it’s stupid for all of the reasons the chickenhawk argument was always stupid. But say this much for Document Dan: You haven’t heard much of this quasi-logic from the left since January 2009. He may be consistently silly, but he’s consistent. (Meanwhile, over at MSNBC, professional liberal and Iraq dove Ed Schultz wants “round-the-clock airstrikes” against ISIS so that we can “cut their g******ed head off.”) Never mind all that, though. Answer me this: What’s the strategic argument for not hitting ISIS at this point? I understand the broad anti-interventionist argument that nothing good ever came from America meddling in Iraq, but that argument imagines that U.S. intervention necessarily makes things worse. What would be worse than ISIS? The strategic argument, I guess, is that we’re inviting “blowback” by bombing them but in that case explain to me why ISIS would refrain from attacking the U.S. if we held off. They hate America already for backing comparatively moderate Middle Eastern regimes like Iraq’s and Jordan’s (not to mention Israel’s). They’d boost their prestige regionally by showing they could pull off a big attack on U.S. soil that’s eluded Al Qaeda for years. There was never going to be a peace treaty with a group that’s devoted explicitly to ethnic and religious cleansing.

If the argument is that it’s not our fight and that regional powers should handle this, okay, but I’m not sure that’s feasible at this point even if those powers were willing. ISIS might have them outgunned:

ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has been making a “tactical withdrawal” in recent days in the face of withering U.S. airstrikes from areas around Erbil in northern Iraq and from the major dam just north of Mosul it controlled for two nail-biting weeks, according to military officials monitoring their movements.

“These guys aren’t just bugging out, they’re tactically withdrawing. Very professional, well trained, motivated and equipped. They operate like a state with a military,” said one official who tracks ISIS closely. “These aren’t the same guys we fought in OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom) who would just scatter when you dropped a bomb near them.”…

“They’re incredible fighters. ISIS teams in many places use special operations TTPs,” said the second official, who has considerable combat experience, using the military term for “tactics, techniques and procedures.”

A regional diplomat told the Guardian, “The Islamic State is now the most capable military power in the Middle East outside Israel.” Maybe Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Iran can cobble together some motley multinational, multisectarian arrangement to push that back. (To some degree, that arrangement already exists.) Or maybe not. How lucky do you feel? And how long are you willing to wait?

The best argument for staying out of it, I think, is that ISIS will keep Iran preoccupied and vice versa. A long war of attrition between those two would be good for American interests, if catastrophic for everyone in Iraq and Syria, although you’d better recalculate your monthly gas budget post haste. And you’d also better allow for the possibility that ISIS and Iran reach some sort of detente. Iran’s played nice with Sunni jihadis before; if ISIS agreed not to threaten the Shiite enclaves in Syria and Iraq, Iran might be willing to leave them unmolested in the Sunni areas while they consolidate power. Then you’ll have a Sunni terror state and a Shiite terror state side by side. Is that better than just a Shiite terror state alone, with a giant power vacuum among nearby Sunnis? You tell me.


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We don’t want to talk to you Danny boy – and we don’t you talking to us either, cuz we don’t give a dam what you think.

dentarthurdent on August 25, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Halloween came early.

Schadenfreude on August 25, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Dan who?

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 25, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Dear Dan Rather:

My brother already completed tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thanks to your worship object Mr Obama, and his progressive socialist brethren, everything acheived in both countries by US forces has been thrown away. In return for nothing.
He spent years of his life trying to carry out established goals; some good; some muddled; all of them too expensive. But he did his job, along with thousands of others.
He came back alive, Praise God. Many did not.
Your progressive fellow travelers saw to it that their efforts were wasted.

I believe YOU, sir, are the one who has some shutting up to do. Idi*t.

orangemtl on August 25, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Because Dan and his ilk were handing out kudos when Track Palin was in Iraq.

Occams Stubble on August 25, 2014 at 4:47 PM

What’s the strategic argument for not hitting ISIS at this point? I understand the broad anti-interventionist argument that nothing good ever came from America meddling in Iraq, but that argument imagines that U.S. intervention necessarily makes things worse. What would be worse than ISIS?

I’d say “Being Bashaar al-Assa’s Air Force”, but I’m not certain that that is worse than ISIS…

JohnGalt23 on August 25, 2014 at 4:48 PM

“Kenneth, what is the frequency?”

Del Dolemonte on August 25, 2014 at 4:49 PM

As long as you don’t talk to me either, you got a deal.

leftamark on August 25, 2014 at 4:49 PM

I’ll say I enlisted and just have Dan write me up some fake military docs. Cool?

dforston on August 25, 2014 at 4:49 PM

ISIS would just love to hack Rather’s head off, no ransom required!

otlset on August 25, 2014 at 4:49 PM

I usually don’t criticize story selection, but his Rather guy still maintains the fabricated documents about Bush’s Guard service are real, and he was wrongly forced to resign. Tell me: Why is anyone listening to this nutcase?

Fenris on August 25, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Who is talking to him? Is he talking to himself?

Poor Dan. Poor, poor Dan. I hope he gets the help he needs.

Good Lt on August 25, 2014 at 4:51 PM

In September 2004, Allahpundit was key to debunking of the Killian documents controversy. Mary Mapes, producer of 60 Minutes, blamed Allahpundit, among others, for “working anonymously in what appeared to be huge numbers, in unison, to destroy the Bush-Guard story.”[11] Largely due to this controversy, the website was among the Top Blogs Cited in Political Postings for the United States presidential election, 2004.[12]

Allahpundit’s moniker harkens back to his original blog, Allah Is In The House, which was a highly irreverent parody of “a jihadist’s version of Allah” and a way to vent frustration about geopolitics in a post-9/11 political climate. He did note on his original blog a disclaimer to the effect that his moniker was not “anti-Muslim” and that he differentiated between extremists and peaceful practicing Muslims. Despite his relative fame, Allahpundit has managed to remain anonymous “in an era when most bloggers treat their names like precious branding manna, his insistence on keeping a pseudonym has an anachronistic, early 2000s feel to it.”[13]

Schadenfreude on August 25, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Why in the fluke would anyone give a rats ass what Dan Rather thinks about anything?

Seriously Allahpundit, perhaps it’s time for you to check yourself into rehab…

oscarwilde on August 25, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Okay Dan, if you won’t personally take in some immigrant children don’t even talk to us about kids crossing the border.

Put your vast sums of money where your face-hole is.

TarasBulbous on August 25, 2014 at 4:53 PM

I know several parents who sent sons & daughters to Iraq. Some did not come back.
But they said it was their children’s choice, not theirs….
So Dan should really say – “If you are not prepared to go to war”……
I know several people who are ready to go to war with ISIS – so their children will have a future.

Dan is a bloating, old, leftist, coward who’s time is up.

redguy on August 25, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Dan Rather is another libtard. He made his name during Hurricane Carla in 1961 on a local Houston TV station and is way past his prime.

Dan you are getting way SENILE…STFU

txdoc on August 25, 2014 at 4:54 PM

I don’t have any children. Does that mean that I am allowed to call for war against ISIS, or that I’m not?

J.S.K. on August 25, 2014 at 4:54 PM

If you’re willing to allow our men, women and children to be beheaded, crucified, raped and murdered rather than allowing our trained fighting forces to lance the boil that is ISIS, I’m not particularly interested in hearing what you have to say either, Danny boy.

arik1969 on August 25, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Dan, Don’t prattle on about Republican “scandals” if you’re not willing to investigate Democrats’.

Aplombed on August 25, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Dan “Fake but accurate’ Rather. Heh.
It must really gall him that he is so completely irrelevant.
Go away, Dan. And shut up.

bobthm3 on August 25, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Kenny and something about Frequency….some assembly required….

ToddPA on August 25, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Hey Dan, how’s Mary Mapes doing??

ToddPA on August 25, 2014 at 4:59 PM

If they ever bring back the draft, it should be in this order:

1. All military eligible members of Congress and the Federal Courts.
2. All military eligible children of Congress and the Federal Courts.
3. All military eligible employees of the Federal Government.
4. All military eligible children of employees of the Federal Government.
5. All military eligible persons outside government.

No deferments, no outs for college or anything else. Draft in THAT order.

We’d never fight a war not like World War II ever again.

ConstantineXI on August 25, 2014 at 5:00 PM

How about, two birds with one stone.

We start an American foreign Legion just like the French foreign Legion and we send these people to hotspot so the left can’t cry about “blood for oil” .after these foreigners serve in good standing they and their immediate family get citizenship

avi natan on August 25, 2014 at 5:00 PM

I wonder if LGF would now agree “fake but accurate”

avi natan on August 25, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Hey Dan, how’s Mary Mapes doing??

ToddPA on August 25, 2014 at 4:59 PM

She’s probably working for Al-Jazera or some other Soros tentacle.

ConstantineXI on August 25, 2014 at 5:00 PM

ConstantineXI on August 25, 2014 at 5:00 PM

No argument here…

PatriotRider on August 25, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Seriously Allahpundit, perhaps it’s time for you to check yourself into rehab…

oscarwilde on August 25, 2014 at 4:52 PM

How dare you assume that he’s not writing while in rehab!

faraway on August 25, 2014 at 5:04 PM

An unserious argument from an unserious man in DEADLY serious times.

thebrokenrattle on August 25, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Since when is allowed that parents can force their kids into military service?

Sven on August 25, 2014 at 5:04 PM

A very nice segue to the serious analysis of the issue of whether to stay out of it or not, AP. By the time you got done, I’d completely forgotten the post had Dan Rather in the lede for it.

So much for the vaunted capabilities of the Rather talking head. If he had 10% of your talent he’d he might still be in the news business.

Dusty on August 25, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Lets see if I get this argument.

War against ISIS is needless and wrong, only a bloodthirsty lunatic who wouldn’t risk their own family would support it…

Does that sum it up?

Ok, and what is ISIS doing that really isn’t so bad? Genocide of minority populations (religious, racial, sexual preference, etc.)in the region.

When did liberals decide that genocide of any race, creed, religion, or sexual orientation you don’t like isn’t something that need sot be opposed, and really should get a shrug and be condoned?

Hey liberals, if you want to say genocide is A-ok with liberals, just say it… quit making me sort out your logic when the answer is simple.

Maybe get a bumper sticker:
Genocide. It’s not that bad. Why bother opposing it?

If you’ve got a different view, could someone explain why THIS genocide is ok and we should condone it, but genocide in general is still bad and should be opposed?

gekkobear on August 25, 2014 at 5:06 PM

In an all-volunteer military nobody “sends” anyone into it, Dan, except the one who freely joins.

Your children are not chattel, Mr. Rather.

And if he thinks ISIS is not worth exterminating before it gains any more strength, who does he think IS worth fighting?

profitsbeard on August 25, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Ick. Little is more nauseating than a journalist circle jerk. “We, as journalists, do this that or the other…” blah blah blah.

Yeah, Dan, you’re really important.

Loser.

WhatSlushfund on August 25, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Cool! Next ransom demand, Dan Rather pays. And the next. And the next.

GarandFan on August 25, 2014 at 5:07 PM

This is easy. I avoid talking to idiots anyway.

Meremortal on August 25, 2014 at 5:07 PM

In 10 years we’ll be sending robots.

Dan Rather: “If you’re calling for war against ISIS and wouldn’t send your own robot, don’t even talk to me.”

MichaelGabriel on August 25, 2014 at 5:08 PM

I I had a child it wouldn’t be my decision to send them off to war. And I would support their decision 100%. Shove it Dan.

clement on August 25, 2014 at 5:08 PM

to borrow a line from the ‘ol Parrothead…if the phone doesn’t ring it’s me Mr. Rather.

DanMan on August 25, 2014 at 5:08 PM

The strategic argument, I guess, is that we’re inviting “blowback” by bombing them but in that case explain to me why ISIS would refrain from attacking the U.S. if we held off.

Precisely. That’s why our policy should be “peace through strength.” That will never happen with Obama and liberals at the helm.

Many small scale terrorist attacks have occurred in the past six years, which the Left and SRM have conveniently ignored. Frankly, I’m surprised a full-blown terrorist attack hasn’t occurred since O took office.

conservative pilgrim on August 25, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Is Dan Rather still alive? It’s hard to tell from that picture. He looks more departed than even John McCain.

VorDaj on August 25, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Why don’t you send me a mimeographed copy in Times New Roman, Dan?

TexasJew on August 25, 2014 at 5:13 PM

And if you are not willing to go into a burning building, you don’t need the fire department. And if you have not proven to be willing to take a bullet – don’t call 9/11. Jackass

mouell on August 25, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Meanwhile, in muslimland …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mREu8TmByIM

Pork-Chop on August 25, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Dan, bless his liberal bleeding heart, is suffering from dementia. Someone needs to tell him that this is 2014 and we don’t have a draft. The military is all voluntary.

fight like a girl on August 25, 2014 at 5:17 PM

if you are calling a conservative presidential candidate a deserter and can’t back it up with facts then deny that you are using fake evidence, then don’t even talk to ME. Go away.

warmairfan on August 25, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Document Dan

Lulz :)

Kensington on August 25, 2014 at 5:20 PM

We’d never fight a war not like World War II ever again.

ConstantineXI on August 25, 2014 at 5:00 PM

I like your draft order.

But regarding this line – too bad – WW2 is the last war we actually fought to win and actually won.

dentarthurdent on August 25, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Rather would have a point if one is talking about year 13 in Afcrapistan doing the seemingly endless and witless Hearts-and-Minds boogie, but not with ISIS running and murdering and raping all around like they are all Mohammad clones and with us having done little more than help arm them.

VorDaj on August 25, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Nobody sends their own kid Dan. They’re men and they make their own decisions. A typical lame liberal argument. Also, it’s a good thing that you weren’t around during WWII. Oh wait, I guess you were. Were you hiding under your bed?

cajunpatriot on August 25, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Why IS anyone talking to him.

earlgrey133 on August 25, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Why IS anyone talking to him.

earlgrey133 on August 25, 2014 at 5:22 PM

I think its called a seance.

VorDaj on August 25, 2014 at 5:27 PM

I don’t remember the exact numbers but a rough guess from my recollections of arguments with anti-war protesters in the early days of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who brought up “the Congress’ kids don’t fight” argument was that The military represented about 1 1/2% of the US population and that 2% (see above) of Congress had children fighting in the war. (sorry for the long run on sentence) They always answered that it should be more for congress because they support the war. They didn’t like that I would point out that we have an all volunteer army and no congressperson need act to prevent his/her kid from being drafted. Or that just because a congress person support a war doesn’t mean his kids support it or want to signup to fight it. I’ve even had some suggest that all congress kids should be forced to fight in a war their parents voted for. You know for fairness.

Gwillie on August 25, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Why IS anyone talking to him.

earlgrey133 on August 25, 2014 at 5:22 PM

I think its called a seance.

VorDaj on August 25, 2014 at 5:27 PM

VorDaj wins the internet!!

Gwillie on August 25, 2014 at 5:29 PM

OK ! Won’t talk to you. Now piss-off idiot.

Texyank on August 25, 2014 at 5:30 PM

I wouldn’t send my kid to war due to the likelihood of being stabbed in the back by someone like Dan Rather for political purposes. Plus it would be illegal to send my kid to war since our military is 18+.

stout77 on August 25, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Liberals are such cowards.

I’ve always wondered. Do you become a liberal because you are a coward or do you become a coward because you are liberal?

The Notorious G.O.P on August 25, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Someone needs to tell this old irrelevant fart to STFU and go back to the shuffle board at his hospice.

Robert Jensen on August 25, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Everywhere you look the progressive left’s agenda is crashing down around them. They are so desperate to “keep the dream alive,” they are reverting to their heydays of the civil rights era and the 70′s and 80′s. They are, to use the vernacular, “so like yesterday.”

Dan_NV on August 25, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Is Dan’s smug face too old to punch? Hard to gauge with all that faggettyassed makeup on.

stout77 on August 25, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Yo Dan-O, found Lucy Ramirez yet?

slickwillie2001 on August 25, 2014 at 5:37 PM

I’d rather send Rather…

EasyEight on August 25, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Who the hell wants to talk to disgraced Dan Blather?

Wade on August 25, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Does CNN not see the pathetic irony of having Dan Rather appear on Reliable Sources

….so he can accuse falsely (again) others of being “chickenhawks”?

EastofEden on August 25, 2014 at 5:50 PM

If the libs aren’t willing to be the first beneficiaries of their rules, regs, and politically correct demands, don’t even talk to me. Dan.

iamsaved on August 25, 2014 at 5:52 PM

A professional lifetime of liberal lies, hypocrisy, all-around craziness, and journalistic malfeasance — there’s your Dan Rather. He’s a bozo and nothing more. Let’s not invest a lot of energy in pissing on his public grave.

Jaibones on August 25, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Statler and Waldorf and… Rather?

Marcola on August 25, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Send your own kid? My kids are over 18 and they’re men …free to do as they please.

CW on August 25, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Dan Anchors NASA’s Space to Ground

I would say that, since you have no science background nor have ever taken part in a NASA mission, don’t talk to me about space, but then I remembered ‘What’s the frequency, Kenneth?’

Just STFU, already, Dan. YOU. ARE. SO. OVER.

BTW: Any sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, or spouses going over to fight ISIS would be doing so voluntarily so please stop it with the Vietnam era arguments. They, like Hanoi Jane, have been ridden hard and put up wet…to the eternal relief of almost everyone.

Resist We Much on August 25, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Dan Blather was always in love with his own opinion.

No matter how lame it was.

And would do just about anything, no matter how stupid, to try to make it everybody else’s.

formwiz on August 25, 2014 at 6:25 PM

That Rather guy is a sad case. Doesn’t he have anything else to do at his old age? We should feel sorrow for him, maybe let him think his opinion is important. It wouldn’t cost us much and he could maybe feel better about himself.

BillCarson on August 25, 2014 at 6:26 PM

The Democrat Media has been desperately trying to keep it quiet, but the White House sent NO representatives to Sunday’s memorial service for O’bama’s “good friend” “Jim” Foley here in New Hampshire.

This despite the fact that New Hampshire’s (Democrat) Governor has announced all flags in our state to be flown at half staff in Foley’s memory.

However-the White House did have the resources to send 3 representatives to today’s race-baiting media circus in Missouri.

Shows where their true priorities are…certainly not with protecting national security…

Del Dolemonte on August 25, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Shows where their true priorities are…certainly not with protecting national security…

Del Dolemonte on August 25, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Foley needed to be black to garner that type of support. Neither national security nor innocence is THAT highly valued.

[Neither is truth or justice, now that I think about it.]

EdmundBurke247 on August 25, 2014 at 6:39 PM

There’s no draft. We don’t “send” anybody.

Ronnie on August 25, 2014 at 6:40 PM

the chickenhawk argument was always stupid.

But the Democrat Base is so stupid they believed it. The Democrats need their base to stay stupid, as it’s the only way they can win elections.

Evidence of this abject Democrat Base stupidity is that they don’t realize that chickenhawks are in fact vicious predators. Some chickenhawks, in fact, are so vicious that they sometimes prey on other hawks!

And someone needs to remind Dan Rather that the current (Democrat) Vice President is just as much of a “chickenhawk” as his predecessor, the War Criminal Dick Cheney. Biden dodged the draft 5 times too.

Del Dolemonte on August 25, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Is he saying that the US can’t attack ISIS unless Obama’s daughters join the military, or is he saying something hypocritical?

corkie on August 25, 2014 at 6:57 PM

The military is maybe taking 1 of 100 trying to enlist.They are booting thousands of officers and senior enlisted now.Typewriter Dan should know that.He wasn’t sharp enough to shop around for an old typewriter used by the military to forge his documents.

docflash on August 25, 2014 at 6:57 PM

When is Mr. Rather and the rest of the liberal media who have said this talking point going to understand kids don’t fight wars, adults do.

JeffinSac on August 25, 2014 at 7:06 PM

I support a draft if there are no deferments. Period. None.

Of course, in the current United States, where it will soon be part of military practice that women serve on the front lines (something Dems have been using to show how much they love women), how do you think a draft will go over then?

I doubt we will ever have a draft again. It would have to include women or else it would be discriminatory (and if not included, the lawsuits WOULD ensue), and I just don’t think our country will ever be willing to draft women.

Greyledge Gal on August 25, 2014 at 7:09 PM

oscarwilde on August 25, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Allah, I respect you tremendously, but he is correct. Dan Blather? Really? Slow news day?

Chuck Ef on August 25, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Since when does a parent get to decide to send their adult child anywhere? Guess that old slavery gene never leaves the typical democrat.

xblade on August 25, 2014 at 7:35 PM

Rather? What’s he doing in the news. Plan of rehabilitation? That lying bastard was shamed out of a profession that has little shame many years ago.

Mason on August 25, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Dan Rather speaks.
And I feel Like I need a shower.

partsnlabor on August 25, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Wow, that line was old in 1972.

Which makes perfect sense, come to think of it.

Bat Chain Puller on August 25, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Heck I’m 70 years old. shoot me up with cordozone and oxcoden and me and Apachewhoknows will go at them.

jpcpt03 on August 25, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Why would Hot Air post anything that clown Rather has to say?

RJL on August 25, 2014 at 9:55 PM

What a odd little man conjuring perverse syllogisms just to lodge a bizarre attack.

If you are say ______ (something few if any anyone says)

Who wouldn’t do _______ (something that is not necessary in the modern arrangement)

Then don’t do ________ (something that nobody would do anyway)

You ______! Some bizarrely misappropriate name.

The man is insane. And not just regular-insane, he’s delusional-insane. He’s malevolently insane.

bour3 on August 25, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Well slap my a%% and fax me from Kinko’s…

ole Dan Blather is still mumbling nonsense in front of cameras? Did not know that.

Thought he was out sitting by some dusty roadside selling roadmaps and turquoise jewelry.

Should be, anyway.

And that’s a story where the merits ARE true.

GrassMudHorsey on August 25, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Is that Lois Lerners older brother?

Goodie on August 25, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Hey Dan,

My eldest is 6. And when he is of age, he will make his own decision as to whether to serve.

So eff you.

The Schaef on August 26, 2014 at 12:21 AM

A regional diplomat told the Guardian, “The Islamic State is now the most capable military power in the Middle East outside Israel.”

Utter garbage. The Kurdish YPG militias are handing them their heads.

Seventy-five Iraqi commandos held them off for a month at Baiji refinery, and Kurdish riflemen took Mosul Dam back from them, even though IS had tanks.

This is just more that stupid “elite Republican Guard” crap that the media vomited out for us.

Their religious belief is that all war waged by the US is immoral, so they always talk up the enemy in an effort to make us too afraid to fight.

A Chair of Some Kind on August 26, 2014 at 12:40 AM

Why would Hot Air post anything that clown Rather has to say?

RJL on August 25, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Read the entire thread comments.

Del Dolemonte on August 26, 2014 at 1:11 AM

I posted this in the original Headlines thread. Still applies.

Many of us watched our sons and daughters volunteer for very tough jobs, Dan.

I couldn’t be more proud of my own and friends’ “kids” who came of age watching 9/11 on TV and who subsequently picked up the defense of this nation. I personally know 7 such individuals, who in the intervening years have been all over the planet fighting for us.

To a person, male and female, they wanted in.

Now go find the slimy rock you live under and go count all the CBS severance money you received.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on August 25, 2014 at 10:48 AM

As an aside:

orangemtl on August 25, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Tell your bro thanks orangemtl. Obama may not appreciate the effort, but there are millions of us who do.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on August 26, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Dan Rather is still alive! Who knew?

L. E. Light on August 26, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Earth to Dan Rather: No one is going to name a school of journalism after you.

See B S … get it Dan?
Dan where’s your uniform?

Dan, did you ever sit in an F-102 on the hot-pad armed, fueled and staged to intercept and destroy (if hostile) whatever came toward US airspace?
No?
George W. Bush did this, on numerous TXANG rotations.
You didn’t … so who’s the azzhole, Dan?

Missilengr on August 26, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Sasha and Malia are observers over Syria now.

Schadenfreude on August 26, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Sorry don’t mean to sound dumb, but is there anyone who would want to talk to Dan Rather. I mean who wants to suffer fools. He is the only person I know who is a bigger liar then Obama of those caught in a lie and continue to say they didn’t say that when it is on tape….

pwb on August 26, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Dan Rather ? really, when can I expect Hot Air to have a Sam Donaldson entry ? Call me …

steveracer on August 26, 2014 at 5:38 PM