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(The Weekly Standard)   You know that billboard with the picture of George W. Bush that says "Miss me yet?" Well, the Syrian protesters have an answer   (weeklystandard.com) divider line 231
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2011-12-20 10:36:47 AM
What are the odds that the reporter gave them that sign to pose with?
 
2011-12-20 10:44:53 AM
Unless there's barrels of oil surrounding them, I don't think Bush would have been in much of a hurry to help.

Besides, if Obama *did* go rushing into Syria, the right would have a field day.
 
2011-12-20 10:52:17 AM
I have the utmost sympathy for them. But that doesn't make them right or particularly bright.

My doctor's folks are still there. Two office visits ago he said they were in a relatively safe area. Last week I asked how they were doing and he said no one was safe. And he can't get them out of there at this point - there''s practically nothing left of the US diplomatic staff there.
 
2011-12-20 10:59:17 AM
That is a really well made sign. I don't think I've ever seen a semicolon on a banner before.
 
2011-12-20 11:01:25 AM

JerseyTim: That is a really well made sign. I don't think I've ever seen a semicolon on a banner before.


Teabaggers should take note.
 
2011-12-20 11:16:21 AM
Did someone proofread that sign? Why is all the punctuation in red?
 
2011-12-20 11:22:47 AM

GWLush: Did someone proofread that sign? Why is all the punctuation in red?


Assad. Just goes to show you what a smarmy authoritarian prick he is.
 
2011-12-20 11:25:48 AM

GWLush: Did someone proofread that sign? Why is all the punctuation in red?


Red ink is how you traditionally mark up a document when proof reading. Maybe they just corrected the mistakes made by the teabagger that gave them the sign.
 
2011-12-20 11:26:31 AM
What's taking Fartbongo so long to invade Syria? It's clear from that sign that we'll be greeted as liberators.
 
2011-12-20 11:27:01 AM

GWLush: Why is all the punctuation in red?


I know. It should just be the period.

*BA-DUM TISSSHHHH*

Try the veal, folks.
 
2011-12-20 11:28:59 AM
Yes, after Bush charged into stop of the genocide in Darfur, after about 3 years. Just hold on a bit.

www.c-spanvideo.org

Darfur Peace and Accountability Act of 2006, (new window) the US government codified specific economic and legal sanctions on the government of Sudan as a result of its findings of genocide.
 
2011-12-20 11:39:55 AM
Syria has no oil. Bush would be fully backing Assad in putting down an uprising.
 
2011-12-20 11:59:37 AM

GAT_00: Syria has no oil. Bush would be fully backing Assad in putting down an uprising.


They export 293,000 bbl per day, according to the CIA Factbook. (new window) Not too shabby for a small country.
 
2011-12-20 12:21:30 PM

Nabb1: GAT_00: Syria has no oil. Bush would be fully backing Assad in putting down an uprising.

They export 293,000 bbl per day, according to the CIA Factbook. (new window) Not too shabby for a small country.


their proven reserves are pretty small.
 
2011-12-20 12:27:39 PM
Oh for fark's sake...

Did they have some Teabaggers make that sign they gave to those folks to hold?
 
2011-12-20 12:28:11 PM
It worked great in Iraq and Afghanistan and Israel and Libya.
 
2011-12-20 12:28:37 PM
Fix your own fng country.
 
2011-12-20 12:29:46 PM
Just so we're clear, are we now saying that single pictures of one particular sign are definite indicators of a movement's beliefs?
 
2011-12-20 12:32:23 PM

Headso: Nabb1: GAT_00: Syria has no oil. Bush would be fully backing Assad in putting down an uprising.

They export 293,000 bbl per day, according to the CIA Factbook. (new window) Not too shabby for a small country.

their proven reserves are pretty small.


That's pretty hilarious Republican spin. Syria is the 46th biggest exporter of oil. Bush wouldn't give a fark about them.
 
2011-12-20 12:51:45 PM

Cagey B: Just so we're clear, are we now saying that single pictures of one particular sign are definite indicators of a movement's beliefs?


Of course. Also any incidents that happen in relative proximity are also attributable to the movement.
 
2011-12-20 12:52:55 PM
Bad news guys, even Bush wouldn't have gotten involved. You're going to have to bomb your country back to the stone age yourself.
 
2011-12-20 12:54:21 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Cagey B: Just so we're clear, are we now saying that single pictures of one particular sign are definite indicators of a movement's beliefs?

Of course. Also any incidents that happen in relative proximity are also attributable to the movement.


Unless of course we're talking about Teabaggers, in which case a single sign cannot possibly define the movement, unless it's one the Teabaggers like.
 
2011-12-20 01:20:42 PM
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a qd blank
 
2011-12-20 01:30:47 PM
www.troycitydesign.com
 
2011-12-20 01:31:35 PM
i59.photobucket.com
 
2011-12-20 01:32:18 PM

GAT_00: Headso: Nabb1: GAT_00: Syria has no oil. Bush would be fully backing Assad in putting down an uprising.

They export 293,000 bbl per day, according to the CIA Factbook. (new window) Not too shabby for a small country.

their proven reserves are pretty small.

That's pretty hilarious Republican spin. Syria is the 46th biggest exporter of oil. Bush wouldn't give a fark about them.


Maybe Bush would, and maybe he wouldn't but your assertion was demonstrably false and verifiable almost effortlessly. I suppose if you want to call being proven wrong "spin," that's up to you. Just keep decrypting along, you toady.
 
2011-12-20 01:33:43 PM
One of these days I'll get used to autocorrect.
 
2011-12-20 01:38:05 PM
Anyone else find it ironic that that group of people are all flashing the 'peace' sign, while berating Obama for not bringing war to their nation?
 
2011-12-20 01:40:25 PM
I like this one better. It's more creative and has Christmasy colors.

www.montrealgazette.com
 
2011-12-20 01:44:43 PM

SurfaceTension: Anyone else find it ironic that that group of people are all flashing the 'peace' sign, while berating Obama for not bringing war to their nation?


I'm willing to bet the majority of folks around that sign have no idea what it says...
 
2011-12-20 01:49:12 PM

keylock71: I'm willing to bet the majority of folks around that sign have no idea what it says...


They could just be ignorant f*ckwits. They do make those in other countries, you know.

Or they could be militant Islamists. Bush was a great recruiting tool for those guys.
 
2011-12-20 01:55:00 PM

TheKnownUniverse: I like this one better. It's more creative and has Christmasy colors.

[www.montrealgazette.com image 620x400]


You could totally cast those guys in a mob movie and nobody would be the wiser.
 
2011-12-20 01:58:14 PM
i194.photobucket.com
 
2011-12-20 02:08:30 PM

Cagey B: keylock71: I'm willing to bet the majority of folks around that sign have no idea what it says...

They could just be ignorant f*ckwits. They do make those in other countries, you know.

Or they could be militant Islamists. Bush was a great recruiting tool for those guys.


Of course... Lots of possibilities.

They could also just be a bunch of Arabic looking men gathered somewhere in the States for the Photo.

That's the problem with a single uncredited photograph on the web.

Considering the source for the image is some blog with an obvious agenda, I don't think anyone should be putting much stock in the image anyway.

Though, it is excellent Photoshop source material...
 
2011-12-20 02:19:09 PM
I have a crazy wacky idea: how about the Arab League pool their resources and solve their own goddamn problems? Rather than suspend Syria, why don't they march in and liberate their brothers?

{crickets}

Thought so.

BTW: In case you crappy little countries hadn't noticed, we Americans are in a bit of a bind nowadays. Until we're back on our feet, please contact China for your World Cop needs.

Sincerely,
A Very Weary United States
 
2011-12-20 02:35:25 PM

SurfaceTension: Anyone else find it ironic that that group of people are all flashing the 'peace' sign, while berating Obama for not bringing war to their nation?


Its a V for victory!
 
2011-12-20 02:36:44 PM

keylock71: www.troycitydesign.com


BWAAAAhahahahahahhaaaaa
 
2011-12-20 02:51:02 PM

CitizenTed: I have a crazy wacky idea: how about the Arab League pool their resources and solve their own goddamn problems? Rather than suspend Syria, why don't they march in and liberate their brothers?


A world where fundie muslims are projecting power all over the middle east? yeah that will end well...
 
2011-12-20 02:52:58 PM

sweetmelissa31: What are the odds that the reporter gave them that sign to pose with?


"OCCUPED"
 
2011-12-20 02:53:17 PM
Another side-effect of playing world police and giving people something for free. They continually expect it and we can't afford it or play that role. Nor should any country that claims to be free.
 
2011-12-20 02:53:45 PM

puddleonfire: sweetmelissa31: What are the odds that the reporter gave them that sign to pose with?

"OCCUPED"


We support one legged octopuses!
 
2011-12-20 02:53:58 PM
The author can call for a raise in taxes to pay for such a war if they feel so strongly.
 
2011-12-20 02:54:03 PM
That's why me and my Muslim Brotherhood are voting Republican.

The Republican Party: Number One With Islam.
 
2011-12-20 02:54:12 PM
"Yes, please Obama! Please come and invade our country! Now that you left Iraq, what else are you going to do with all of that equipment and manpower?"

Fark off, assholes. Fight your own damn civil war.
 
2011-12-20 02:55:04 PM

JerseyTim: That is a really well made sign. I don't think I've ever seen a semicolon on a banner before.


They spelled "procrastination" right. They're smarter than the Teabaggers.
 
2011-12-20 02:55:38 PM
Dear World:

Solve your own farking problems for a change.

Sincerely,
US
 
2011-12-20 02:56:06 PM
They probably miss Bush because they secretly hate America and want a president who will run it into the ground.
 
2011-12-20 02:56:46 PM

stpauler: Yes, after Bush charged into stop of the genocide in Darfur, after about 3 years. Just hold on a bit.

[www.c-spanvideo.org image 433x298]

Darfur Peace and Accountability Act of 2006, (new window) the US government codified specific economic and legal sanctions on the government of Sudan as a result of its findings of genocide.


Or how it took months before we intervened in Liberia, or how we never did anything in the Congo...etc etc.

The 500 Syrians they refer to are morons. We didn't invade Iraq because they had a big bad meany in control of their government. We did it under the guise of protecting America from the thread of WMD's (which was a dubious claim even if you played Devil's advocate and agreed they had WMDs).
 
2011-12-20 02:56:48 PM

CitizenTed: I have a crazy wacky idea: how about the Arab League pool their resources and solve their own goddamn problems? Rather than suspend Syria, why don't they march in and liberate their brothers?

{crickets}

Thought so.

BTW: In case you crappy little countries hadn't noticed, we Americans are in a bit of a bind nowadays. Until we're back on our feet, please contact China for your World Cop needs.

Sincerely,
A Very Weary United States


A reasonable conclusion might be that Arab armies are more geared to suppressing domestic opposition than projecting power internationally. That said, our own military involvement would be worse than doing nothing at this point, in my opinion. The Libya model worked and might here if it gets to that stage.

/Miss him yet? Not in the farking least, Daily Standard Neocons
 
2011-12-20 02:57:02 PM
I thought this would be another thread about shaving
 
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