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(Talking Points Memo)   Your Monday Morning schadenfreude: Watching McCain try and sell Syria to Arizonians   ( divider line
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1514 clicks; posted to Politics » on 09 Sep 2013 at 11:43 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-09-09 11:44:01 AM  
2 votes:
I guess ' ..Bomb, bomb, bomb....bomb bomb Syria' just doesn't have a ring to it.
2013-09-09 02:24:28 PM  
1 vote:

Infernalist: GoldSpider: Infernalist: As long as we get involved intelligently and not like retarded monkeys(GOP STYLE), we should be okay.

And what exactly does that involve?  Dropping a few random bombs in the desert?  Which horse are we backing?  The side that gasses their own people, or the side that is in bed with Al Queda?

Infernalist: You know, we've been doing that whole 'getting involved' thing in most nations around the world since the end of WWII

And look where that has gotten us?

LOL lone superpower and leader of the free world?  OH NOES

China would like a word with you.
2013-09-09 12:34:45 PM  
1 vote:
Old man yells at cloud.  Cloud yells back.
2013-09-09 12:18:33 PM  
1 vote:

Zombie Butler: Isn't tear gas a chemical weapon?

No, it's basically a condiment.

/I know.
2013-09-09 12:04:44 PM  
1 vote:

Headso: This is one of those times where it is a good thing that republicans are reflexively against anything Obama is for. Thank god Romney didn't get elected or these same dumbasses would be cheering for the bombing and calling anyone against it a terrorist sympathizer and a traitor to our country.

Would Pelosi, Reid and Feinstein still be in favor of bombing, or are they just partisan hacks willing to spill blood to make their guy look good?
2013-09-09 11:53:16 AM  
1 vote:

Nadie_AZ: Why do they want to go to war so badly? To show we can do it right? Of course we won't. These same idiots will be the reason the US will screw it up again.

No wars. Lets spend some time upgrading things at home.

If we keep everything shiatty, it will discourage people from attacking us.
2013-09-09 11:51:28 AM  
1 vote:

nmrsnr: UrukHaiGuyz: It would be funny if it wasn't so tragic. How about the many genocides we've done nothing about, or standing idly by when Saddam used chemical weapons against the Kurds and the Iranians? The polling on Syria gives me hope that we may not be entirely a nation of rubes.

The failure of the world to act in other circumstances does not mean that inaction here is the correct course of action. In fact, it goes the other way, it implies we should get involved in more places around the word, not less.

Or, to put it another way: do you give all your expendable income to charity? No? What about all those poor, hungry, etc. people you haven't helped? Clearly this means you shouldn't give any money to charity, because in the past, you didn't help everybody you could have.

That's missing the point entirely. We didn't get involved in those previous instances because morality has f*ck all to do with why we get involved. We've never been the moral crusaders we've pretended to be since WW2, and it's sad that these wars for profit are still being sold as "The Right Thing to Do TM."

Put another way: Is it really reasonable that the most good we can do in the world is by manufacturing expensive ways to kill people in foreign countries? Why not devote all those resources to feeding people/disaster relief/etc.? It has nothing to do with morals.
2013-09-09 11:50:39 AM  
1 vote:

Nadie_AZ: Why do they want to go to war so badly? To show we can do it right? Of course we won't. These same idiots will be the reason the US will screw it up again.

No wars. Lets spend some time upgrading things at home.

What? Make our country better instead of making other countries worse? What are you...some kinda socialist?
2013-09-09 11:47:19 AM  
1 vote:
this is bush's legacy. act like we have to go to war because of chemical/nuclear weapons when we didn't, then when we SHOULD drop some bombs(but not go to war) we can't because people are tired of a decade of war.
2013-09-09 10:40:13 AM  
1 vote:

Marcus Aurelius: I have no idea why the Federal government wants to bomb Syria, but I know for certain that it's a really bad idea that will accomplish nothing good..

It might prevent chemical weapons being used in the future.
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