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Dealing With Difficult Stains

From Bloomberg:
President Barack Obama said the U.S. and its allies had to take military action in Libya to avert a massacre of civilians that would have “stained the conscience of the world.”

So that's why our Nobel Peace Prize winning President performed this latest Presidential act of treason, by violating the Constitution of the United States of America, by attacking a country without the approval of Congress. I get it. I just have a couple of questions?

What about Darfur? Was that not a stain on the consciousness of the world? Were we out of Oxy Clean at the time? It's 300,000+ deaths, but these weren't oil based so the stain wasn't difficult, is that it?

What about Bahrain? They were invaded by Saudi Arabia yet there was not a peep out of the stain removing world? When this happened to Kuwait there was UPROAR that this country of millionaires and billionaires was having their sovereignty destroyed. But Bahrain is like Vegas for the Persian Gulf so we don't care (BTW, I care Zeke).

And how about Yemen, Syria, the Ivory Coast, etc, etc, etc Mr. World Police???

And how about the President asking the UN, not the folks that elected him mind you, if he could wage war on Libya? And then coming out and saying he didn't want to depose Qaddafi?!?

If we tried to overthrow Gadhafi by force, our coalition would splinter," he predicted...

"To be blunt, we went down that road in Iraq," he said — a road that took eight years to travel. "That is not something we can afford to repeat in Libya."

SAY WHAT?! You drop bombs on a country but intend to keep the leader intact?!? Oh that has winner written all over it! I hated Iraq but at least that was decisive. We played to win the initial war (forget that there was no chance of winning over the population from the start) but at least it wasn't a "police action" like this appears to be.

I guess I'm just really glad for 1 thing: it's a Democrat that's doing this because if GW or any Republican had done the exact same thing, which I would also have despised, I risked having my commute interrupted by war protests by people who hate war when it's waged by someone they don't like. When war is waged by Nobel Peace Prize winners though, the silence is deafening; and my commute is lovely.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

back in the day when we had some balls, we had a way with dealing with stains that didn't require us to go into some stupid decade long costly war and we had spooks who were more than happy to do the job - today, not so much The 70's - Great for music, not so much so for pragmatic government.

Anonymous said...

The aging, ex-Rolling Stone running Lybia today should have been paid a visit not long after Lockerbie.

Negocios Loucos said...

On Lockerbie, absolutely. If you sponsor the death of Americans than there should be only one reaction. Unfortunately our politicians prefer oil to American lives so he didn't get what he deserved and it looks like he still isn't going to get what he deserved. If anything our involvement specifically stating we weren't going to take him out only hurts the rebel cause. We love democracy unless we have a puppet dictator in control instead.

Anonymous said...

When Libya nationalized its oil fields and screwed over one of the Hunt boys, the country was so mistrustful of its own government that no one was going to do anything about it. Three years later, the Church commission made things official. It runs in cycles. We sometimes do things that are counter to our own best interests. The aging, ex-Rolling Stone is showing his true colors when put upon by some of his own to leave. I mean, shit - he's been running that dog and pony show ever since the Bee Gees were on the charts and he STILL isn't ready to retire???? What a fucking ego maniac. True, we can't and shouldn't try to play world cop. But, when the necessity arises to do what's in our own interest, quietly and without a lot of fan fare or paparazzi, we should do it - but, I don't think we're a serious country in that regard anymore. I wonder what Nathan Bedford Forrest (or William Tecumseh Sherman or T.R.) would do if he had the tools available to him that we have now. That sand nigger wouldn't dare cross those guys. Yes sir, no sir, thank you very much sir....

Anonymous said...

From what I'm reading and seeing, we've got our tittie in a real wringer now. If the aging, ex-Rolling Stone is able to withstand this attempt to dislodge him, others in the region who have been "President" of their countries since Donna Summer was making me horny are going to be emboldened to do the same. On the other hand, we've got some unsavory characters trying to step into the fray who are even crazier than the present asshole in charge in Libya. Titties..... meet wringer. Should have let Angleton wax his ass in the 70's. Oooooh, love to love you baby....ooooohhh, love to love you baby.....

Anonymous said...

James Angleton was born in Boise, Idaho, to James Hugh Angleton and Carmen Mercedes Moreno. His parents met in Mexico while his father was a cavalry officer serving under General John Pershing.


Yayyyy!!!!! Pershing a.k.a. Black Jack - a Missouri son!!!!

Pershing led the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, and was regarded as a mentor by the generation of American generals who led the United States Army in Europe during World War II, including George C. Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar N. Bradley, and George S. Patton.

YIKES!!!! Sounds like a "no bullshit" bunch of mother fuckers don't you think????

Anonymous said...

Now, I'll be the first to admit that Patton was a whack job but he was OUR whack job. Can you imagine having that fucker at your disposal when negotiating with foreign leadership? In polite terms you could say, "Now, don't make me call Patton up and ask him if he's in the mood for war, 'cause that fucker is ALWAYS up for going to war and he has a talent for getting others in the mood for war. He LOVES his job."

Anonymous said...

"My men don't surrender", Patton continued, "I don't want to hear of any soldier under my command being captured unless he has been hit. Even if you are hit, you can still fight back. That's not just bull shit either. The kind of man that I want in my command is just like the lieutenant in Libya, who, with a Luger against his chest, jerked off his helmet, swept the gun aside with one hand, and busted the hell out of the Kraut with his helmet. Then he jumped on the gun and went out and killed another German before they knew what the hell was coming off. And, all of that time, this man had a bullet through a lung. There was a real man!"

Damn, even makes a chicken shit like me feel not quite so chicken shit.

Anonymous said...

"Don't forget," Patton barked, "you men don't know that I'm here. No mention of that fact is to be made in any letters. The world is not supposed to know what the hell happened to me. I'm not supposed to be commanding this Army. I'm not even supposed to be here in England. Let the first bastards to find out be the Goddamned Germans. Some day I want to see them raise up on their piss-soaked hind legs and howl, 'Jesus Christ, it's the Goddamned Third Army again and that son-of-a-fucking-bitch Patton'."

Anonymous said...

The General paused. His eagle like eyes swept over the hillside. He said with pride, "There is one great thing that you men will all be able to say after this war is over and you are home once again. You may be thankful that twenty years from now when you are sitting by the fireplace with your grandson on your knee and he asks you what you did in the great World War II, you WON'T have to cough, shift him to the other knee and say, "Well, your Granddaddy shoveled shit in Louisiana." No, Sir, you can look him straight in the eye and say, "Son, your Granddaddy rode with the Great Third Army and a Son-of-a-Goddamned-Bitch named Georgie Patton!"

YIKES - Koo Koo for Cocoa Puffs....glad he was OUR koo koo though...

Anonymous said...

i WISH i could write like IowaHawk

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhhh!
Overseascontingencieskineticaliocious
A neologic tailor-made for media hypnosis
If you hear it long enough you'll drink until cirrhosis,
Overseascontingencieskineticaliocious!*

this is fucking genius...

-Mary Poppins

Anonymous said...

*Iowahawk reminds you: song parodies are the lowest form of humor

n-yuk, n-yuk, n-yuk - I thought it was the 3 Stooges... n-yuk, n-yuk, n-yuk,

Anonymous said...

And now they publicly reveal in the USA today that our spooks are there.... Jesus, Mary and Joseph.... you don't publicly reveal that your spooks are there (see the fucking Patton speech where everyone including the enemy thinks he is somewhere else)......you deny that the fuckers exist AT ALL....let's play more politics with an agency that has to have secrecy to function well....they've got stars on the fucking wall instead of names for a god damned reason....

Anonymous said...

"The world is not supposed to know what the hell happened to me. I'm not supposed to be commanding this Army. I'm not even supposed to be here in England. Let the first bastards to find out be the Goddamned Germans. Some day I want to see them raise up on their piss-soaked hind legs and howl, 'Jesus Christ, it's the Goddamned Third Army again and that son-of-a-fucking-bitch Patton'."


Nathan Bedford Forrest - "Get there first with the most men"

Anonymous said...

I often ask myself if we are a serious nation or not...

I think we might be doing "the Fonz jumping the Shark" episode right now... hopefully ABC will cancel us and we'll be replaced with a better tv show.

Anonymous said...

when you strike at a king, you must kill him Shit or get off the pot to continue with my theme of toilet humor for the week.

Anonymous said...

I think it is bigger than just Barry, though. I think it is the country as a whole. I really can't believe that we still have people signing up voluntarily to go do a stint for Uncle Sam's war on terror given the way the war is prosecuted... I mean who wants to do that for a DECADE or more? Maybe, it's a George Costanza thing.. you know what I'm sayin'? I'm a pretty selfish asshole so maybe that's it.

Anonymous said...

"We are not at war," a veteran who served in the Army for eight years told me Wednesday in Maryland. "Only some of us are."

I wasn't initially sure how to feel about that statement. The painful events of the next 48 hours showed that he was on to something.

we're going to war, so you know, go out and buy yourself a big SUV, get to the mall, go shopping and get an overpriced coffee from Starbucks

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