Why does President Downgrade expect you to believe that the violence of the last three days has been caused by a YouTube clip of some anti-Muslim agitprop? Because he has no fear of insulting your intelligence. He knows that you will vote for him no matter how incompetently his Administration (and that includes Hillary’s State Department) has acted.
I am embarrassed for those who call themselves liberals and progressives but who are making a sacrifice of our American birthright to offend with our speech and believe as our consciences dictate.
We must replace Obama with an American who has America’s best interests at heart.
In a rare vindication of my predictive powers, Charles Freeman withdrew his name this evening from consideration as the next chairman of the National Intelligence Council. In a rather freewheeling ego trip of an explanation —something that would make him a natural ally of this President— Freeman wrote:
There is a special irony in having been accused of improper regard for the opinions of foreign governments and societies by a group so clearly intent on enforcing adherence to the policies of a foreign government – in this case, the government of Israel.
Israel is one of those countries that cannot afford to misread its enemies. That’s because Israel is situated in the midst of a vast ocean of Jew-hating Mohammedans whose only clear political desire is the extermination of what was, until recently, the only democratic country in the entire region. There is a genocidal hatred for Jews that dwells within living memory and, so, when a powerful nation like ours turns to Hizballah and Hamas and Fatah and the Iranians and the Syrians —as this Administration has— and expects honesty and peaceful intentions, there can only be the greatest concern amongst and for our friends in Israel. They know, after all, that Freeman does not have the best interests of our alliance at heart.
Even if there were somehow no religious or moral or cultural affinities between America and Israel, there would still be a strategic reason to defend our alliance, so what is the argument against Israel’s right to self-protection if it is not anti-Semitism? What other nation on Earth has so much to explain in that regard than them? Nobody has to explain self-preservation like an Israeli does. The “Israel Lobby,” as Freeman calls them, are always up to no good.
And now Freeman can hold forth on the subject all he wants —as a private citizen.
Barack Hussein Obama is giving Hamas about a billion dollars of the American People’s money. Why isn’t there more outrage about this?
And you know what sniveling little kept lapdog of a man this Administration has now set loose? John Kerry. He’s been over there in Damascus nuzzling the local dictator’s scrotality and not realizing what a tool he himself is —let alone al-Assad. And now with HRC’s heebie-jeebies over Israeli foreign policy (which, it turns out, is also Israeli domestic policy), it’s looking like our truest friend in the whole world is now at the mercy of one man’s decisions and preferences and final disposition on the very question of Israel’s existence.
I’m not overstating the danger, either.
I’ve never gotten why people feel the need to say “Bless you!” after someone sneezes. Yes, I understand the historical-cultural —even the “religious” thing— behind it, but it is an annoying habit. Perhaps more annoying than the sneeze itself. But if blessing people in this way is annoying, then the one thing that trumps even that is the obligation it puts on the sneezer to say “thanks” in acknowledgement. Why do I, for instance, find myself thanking someone for saying something so unnecessary about so necessary a function?
People who sneeze are not, in fact, expelling their spirits through their noses and/or stopping their hearts; they are, instead, reflexively protecting their own bodies by violently ejecting whatever it was that was posing a threat to their respiratory and immune systems. Thus, as one is already blessed to have that well-functioning physical reaction to such a danger, one would do better to use the German “Gesundheit!” which is somehow less superstititous than it is recognitive. (”Healthiness! Yes! You are exhibiting healthiness!”)
Oh, and Obama’s Israel policy is already sucking.
Among the many bizarre and inexplicable things Joe Biden said in last night’s debate, I nominate his brief history of modern Lebanon as the shiningest example:
When we kicked — along with France, we kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon, I said and Barack said, “Move NATO forces in there. Fill the vacuum, because if you don’t know — if you don’t, Hezbollah will control it.”
Now what’s happened? Hezbollah is a legitimate part of the government in the country immediately to the north of Israel.
Has Biden gone mad? I ask this sincerely. Does he have some sort of organic brain disorder that would compel him to make such demonstrably untrue claims? Unbelievable. Read Michael J. Totten’s incredulous response:
What on Earth is he talking about? The United States and France may have kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon in an alternate universe, but nothing even remotely like that ever happened in this one.
Nobody – nobody – has ever kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon. Not the United States. Not France. Not Israel. And not the Lebanese. Nobody.
Joe Biden has literally no idea what he’s talking about.
Moreover, I have never once heard anything about Obama calling for NATO intervention in Lebanon. When did such a thing happen? When the Second Lebanon War broke out in the summer of 2006, was Obama really calling for NATO to keep the peace in Lebanon? Call me crazy, but I think that’s utter nonsense.
Needless to say, Big Media is far too busy fellating Obamachrist to question Biden’s hallucinatory account. Equally needless to add, although I must, is that such claims, had they been made by Hillary Clinton or Sarah Palin, would have drawn derisive howls from such miserable fluffers as David Gergen and Anderson Cooper and the other Leftist craphounds at CNN. Did the anti-American reporter Michael Ware manage to raise an eyebrow at the news that we evicted Hizballah from Lebanon? Doubt it.
In a just world, Biden’s remarks would be regarded as even weirder than Gerald Ford’s claim in his 1976 debate with Carter that there was no Soviet domination of Poland.
But this isn’t a just world.
Since Obama and his surrogates concede that he has no foreign policy experience to run on, they are obligated to say that he has the “right judgement” instead, which is a subjective dodge. But since the legend of this superior judgement is almost always invoked with regard to the War for Iraq, aren’t journalists obligated to ask Obama why he believes a non-decision about a war made almost six years ago constitutes a relevant and timely demonstration of his “right judgement”? He can’t keep going back to that well when his actual decisions about Iraq have subsequently been proven wrong.
Obama may think that he will lead us and the world into a new age of unicorns and rainbows, but he is a dumb bastard to not understand that Presidents inherit real circumstances and accomplished facts. We went into Iraq for more reasons than weapons of mass murder. It’s way past time for him and the godforsaken dolts who support him to acquaint themselves with some of those causes.
Is it really possible that Barack Hussein Obama authorized the dissemination of the handwritten prayer he stuck in a crack in the Western Wall in Jerusalem last week? When I first heard that the note had supposedly been plucked out by a bystander and published, I thought it was a pretty contemptible thing to do, regardless of my dislike for the non-Christian phony who stuck it there. But if these new rumors prove true —that Obama actually shared his prayer with reporters upon leaving the King David Hotel— then I will have to revise my list of his most egregious campaign moments thus far.
The reason the rumors ring true is that this is a man who abandoned his church because it had become a political liability for him. Making a press release of his prayer to the Almighty doesn’t sound like much of a stretch at all.
David Wright with ABC News was saying earlier that Obama’s policy is to not deal with Hamas because they’re not heads of state, but a terrorist group. Hmm. A very tough line to take, one would think.
But then it is also Obama’s position that, as President, he would meet with the leadership of Iran and Syria and presumably other terrorist-sponsoring states without preconditions?
Does the man who wishes to lead these 57 United States not understand that Hamas is a tool of Iran and that Iran is the actual problem?
The Democrats aren’t buying this crap about the President not knowing until just recently that the NIE on Iran’s nuclear weapons program says that it was stopped in 2003. They believe he must have known about it no later than this past summer.
In an October 17 news conference, Bush said that “If you’re interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing them from having the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon.”
And four days later, Vice President Dick Cheney told a Washington think tank that Iran would face “serious consequences” from the international community if it continued to enrich uranium.
You’ll notice that neither man’s remark really has anything at all to do with the NIE’s findings. It is, in fact, our purpose to keep Iran from getting the Bomb and destroying Israel. You can be sure that’s Israel’s purpose. And, bless their hearts, the Israelis’ standard of proof on this particular issue remains somewhat higher than our own. They’re just not as goddamned certain as Joe Biden is, but what are you going to do?
We don’t want World War III. Therefore, we will see to it that there are serious consequences if the Iranians don’t stop enriching uranium for their so-called civilian energy sector. They are doing that, regardless of how high the “confidence” is that they’ve stopped it with respect to weapons.
The President and Mr. Cheney misspoke? Not to this, they didn’t.
At the bottom of these controversies over our intelligence assessments of Iran lies a single fact: none of them matters. Right or wrong, yes or no, the inevitability of conflict with Iran was begun when the nauseating Jimmy Carter allowed them to humiliate us in 1979. That debt has never been paid. It is right that we should plant our foot in Iran —like some colossal Alexander of infidel proportions.
The Dinnerjacket and his fellow revolutionaries will surely live long enough to see their movement come to be reviled and discarded by their own children and grandchildren. Then a fine market will Persia make!
If you’re thinking about the war to come, be sure to read this very interesting analysis of what’s happening in Syria and Iran right now. Jack Wheeler writes about the Israelis’ air strikes on Syria just a few weeks ago:
Since then, it’s panic-squared in Tehran. The mullahs are freaking out in fear. Why? Because of the silence in Syria. On September 6, Israeli Air Force F-15 and F-16s conducted a devastating attack on targets deep inside Syria near the city of Dayr az-Zawr. Israel’s military censors have muzzled the Israeli media, enforcing an extraordinary silence about the identity of the targets. Massive speculation in the world press has followed, such as Brett Stephens’ Osirak II? in yesterday’s (9/18) Wall St. Journal. Stephens and most everyone else have missed the real story. It is not Israel’s silence that ’speaks volumes’ as he claims, but Syria’s.
Read the whole thing.
(Thanks to Glenn Reynolds.)
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