Little to add… 9 February 2010Posted by marisacat in 2010 Mid Terms, 2012 Re Election, Big Box Blogs, Culture of Death, DC Politics, Democrats, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Israel/AIPAC, Political Blogs, South America, WAR!.
Islamabad, Pakistan: A girl holds an umbrella as she shelters from the rain outside a house [Muhammed Muheisen/AP]
Dennis Perrin dispatches neatly with the wars, Our Leader.. and at the end, Murtha and the LibBlahg slobber fest.
Snips and bits:
Keep your heads down.”
Thus spake NATO. Afghan civilians in the southern town of Marjah have been duly warned. So if they get their heads blown off by NATO firepower, it’s their problem, not ours.
The Israeli state is fond of this approach. Let the locals know that the sky will burn, the ground will shake, and should they still be around once the missiles fly, well, what more can one do? It’s what separates us from the terrorists, a humanitarian duck-and-cover. Of course, this only applies to us. As I’ve said before, had the 9/11 hijackers warned World Trade Center workers in advance that the buildings were coming down, it’s doubtful that stateside politicos and commentators would applaud Al-Qaeda’s concern for civilian casualties. Still, had Al-Qaeda thought more tactically, they could’ve responded, “Hey, we’re just following the Israeli example.” ….
True to form we are the bringers of democracy, peace and stability. Whatever it may look like on the ground.
Amazing we can push that scheisse, isn’t it? And we do, from sun up to sun down…….
Pile it on!
I did receive an online petition from Rethink Afghanistan, a group that seems opposed to expanded war, though strictly from a domestic angle, since numerous Americans aren’t interested in how continual bombing affects those on the business end. But even this meek approach can’t shake pro-Obama feelings among the faithful. “Staunching the flow of American blood and treasure into the Afghanistan war will be essential to the success of the Obama presidency and to getting our economy back on track.”
Yes. The real tragedy of this imperial war is how it keeps the Obama administration from succeeding, which clearly is the main priority among liberal patriots. …
I call that an online petition from the duck blind on the edge of the shooting war… We need to save our Cool Pretzel! Above all else! The little foreign people can stop dying… in order to save him.
In his Murtha evisceration, he skewers John Nichols of The Nation. Some special sauce bullshit cooking over at The Nation. Hardly new, of course.