I need more information to answer this question. For instance, are the aliens susceptible to drone attacks? Because if not, The One’s pretty much out of ideas.
Actually, I suppose he could order a surge of U.S. troops to attack the aliens — without seeking congressional approval, natch — and then quietly start withdrawing them as the war drags on and turns into a political liability.
So what if they stopped by? The survey shows:
•22% would try to befriend the alien, 15% would run away, 13% would lock their doors, and only 2% would try to inflict bodily harm.
•If angry aliens did attack Earth, 21% would call the Hulk in to deal with it, 12% would call Batman, and 8% would call Spider-Man.
•Nearly 65% think Barack Obama would be better suited than Mitt Romney to handle an alien invasion.
Any poll that explores the important contingency of The Hulk doing battle with aliens will always have a place at Hot Air. As for the data, I’m guessing that this question operates for most respondents as a de facto referendum on the incumbent president’s war record. As long as you’ve shown some hawkish inclinations in office — and O’s liquidated enough terrorists and Qaddafi henchmen that he passes that test — then voters are probably going to prefer you in a military hypothetical to the guy from the other party whom they barely know. The numbers might change depending on the challenger’s military pedigree (if Romney had a famously glorious war record like, say, McCain’s, this margin would be much smaller), but generally the public’s going to give the guy who ordered the hit on Bin Laden the benefit of the doubt. Which, of course, is why you don’t see Romney going hard after Obama on foreign policy these days.
Anyway. Let me try to redeem this moronic post by encouraging you to read Eli Lake’s short but revealing piece at Newsweek about the prison conditions jihadis captured by America are subject to when they’re sent home instead of to Gitmo. Call it rendition, Obama-style: For all of the left’s blather about treating detainees humanely, O’s only too happy to pack captives off to a “living hell” in their native country as long as it means he doesn’t have to deal with any legal headaches here at home about how to hold them. Note to future alien prisoners: I hope you prefer captivity in the lava pits of planet Gyfffyrthblin683 to a stay in Cuba, because that’s where you’re headed, guys.