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(Huffington Post)   "The wisest thing Assad did was to kill 1,200 people with chemical weapons." Who said that? Was it a) Russian President Vladimir Putin, b) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, or c) U.S. Senator Bob Corker?   ( huffingtonpost.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, United States, Syrian President Bashar, Hassan Rowhani, Russian President Vladimir Putin, President of Iran, war of aggression, Syrian rebels, Secretary of State John Kerry  
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2014-04-21 08:23:13 AM  
"I hate to say such a crass thing on Easter Sunday morning ... The wisest thing that Assad did really was to kill 1,200 people...

I beg to differ Bob...you were foaming at the mouth to get this out
 
2014-04-21 08:27:34 AM  
Say, Bob, you're really a disgusting little piece of sh*t, aren't you?
 
2014-04-21 08:30:54 AM  
Republicans really are horrible human beings, aren't they.
 
2014-04-21 08:31:37 AM  
The GOP still won't say what they'd do differently. They've got nothing.
 
2014-04-21 08:36:29 AM  
Oh come on, even republicans can't be THAT crass and callous, he couldn't have....

*clicks link*

Oh for fark sakes.
 
2014-04-21 08:37:59 AM  
But it's not the message, it's just the messaging.
 
2014-04-21 08:40:02 AM  
There's nothing to say about these paranoid shiatclowns that hasn't already been said.
 
2014-04-21 08:41:50 AM  
Conservatives have nonetheless faulted Obama's foreign policy for being too passive...

Well except for the conipitions he gave them about Libya.

Its too much involvement!
Its too little involvement!
Too many drone killings!
Not enough strikes on terrorists!

I suspect the quote should really be :

Conservatives have nonetheless faulted Obama's foreign policy for coming from Obama..
 
2014-04-21 08:52:00 AM  
It's like they actively root against the United States just because they don't like the president. I recall a lot of people hating GWB, but I don't recall many sitting senators hoping that Iraq went poorly just to embarrass him.
 
2014-04-21 08:54:41 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: The GOP still won't say what they'd do differently. They've got nothing.


Acting more strongly, dammit!  But not in just strongly worded letters, those are for pussies.  And no sanctions, they never work and would hurt us more.  And no spending money or using military for it.

All these threads, you can never get any of these trolls or self-styled pundits to say what they think Obama should actually do.  I think they learned that we remember their recommendations and got tired of us pointing them out when Obama actually DID what they wanted and they still biatched over it (aka, Libya).

Seriously, Republicans?  What does it say about your party when your response to thousands of civilians being gassed is to say "Yes!, this makes Obama look bad woooo" ?
 
2014-04-21 08:56:21 AM  

wingnut396: Conservatives have nonetheless faulted Obama's foreign policy for being too passive...

Well except for the conipitions he gave them about Libya.

Its too much involvement!
Its too little involvement!
Too many drone killings!
Not enough strikes on terrorists!

I suspect the quote should really be :

Conservatives have nonetheless faulted Obama's foreign policy for coming from Obama..



Cowboy movie one-liners and economy-crippling invasions or nothing.
 
2014-04-21 08:57:31 AM  
Why is Greggory still moderating Meet the Press?
 
2014-04-21 08:58:09 AM  

Ivandrago: It's like they actively root against the United States just because they don't like the president. I recall a lot of people hating GWB, but I don't recall many sitting senators hoping that Iraq went poorly just to embarrass him.


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2014-04-21 09:00:03 AM  
Using the term wise denotes some forthought in the action Assad essentially used them as a last resorts. The wise part may be when he took the blowback from the international community and heelturned to removed a lot of the internation pressure with the promise of removing the chem weapons.  Essentially he gassed his cake and ate it too.
 
2014-04-21 09:03:48 AM  

Saiga410: Using the term wise denotes some forthought in the action Assad essentially used them as a last resorts. The wise part may be when he took the blowback from the international community and heelturned to removed a lot of the internation pressure with the promise of removing the chem weapons.  Essentially he gassed his cake and ate it too.


Dutch Bakery?
 
2014-04-21 09:04:14 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Ivandrago: It's like they actively root against the United States just because they don't like the president. I recall a lot of people hating GWB, but I don't recall many sitting senators hoping that Iraq went poorly just to embarrass him.

                                     [patriotupdate.com image 241x344]


People mostly hoped there would be no WMDs found because it would prove we were right about the invasion being ill-conceived.  Nobody sane was rooting for the deaths of civilians just to make Bush look stupid in some imaginary court of opinion.  He was doing a fine job of that on his own.
 
2014-04-21 09:04:23 AM  

Bill the unknowing: Why is Greggory still moderating Meet the Press?



An elected official of the US Government says it was wise to murder 1200 innocent people, and that's what you object to?

American Exceptionalism at it's best.
 
2014-04-21 09:05:01 AM  

Bill the unknowing: Why is Greggory still moderating Meet the Press?


He's part of the DC social scene. The Sunday talking head shows go to folks who know people, or have/had parents who know/knew people.
 
2014-04-21 09:05:39 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Seriously, Republicans? What does it say about your party when your response to thousands of civilians being gassed is to say "Yes!, this makes Obama look bad woooo" ?


You're just not looking at the big picture, citizen.
 
2014-04-21 09:07:28 AM  
if the GOP really wants to make obama look bad, they should totally start a new holocaust

that would show him
 
2014-04-21 09:07:57 AM  

Saiga410: Using the term wise denotes some forthought in the action Assad essentially used them as a last resorts. The wise part may be when he took the blowback from the international community and heelturned to removed a lot of the internation pressure with the promise of removing the chem weapons.  Essentially he gassed his cake and ate it too.


It was a bit more than "promising to remove them". He let an international coalition come in get them.
 
2014-04-21 09:08:29 AM  
Its been too long since we scrapped with a foreign power. I say its tome to shake the rust off our boys' boots and get them back on the battlefield. And Obamacare savings can pay for it!
 
2014-04-21 09:09:27 AM  

Ivandrago: It's like they actively root against the United States just because they don't like the president. I recall a lot of people hating GWB, but I don't recall many sitting senators hoping that Iraq went poorly just to embarrass him.


Same as it ever was. The modern Republican party is filled with the ideological descendants of the Confederacy and their copperhead admirers. When they're in power, they undermind the government and call it patriotism, when they're out, they do everything in their power to obstruct and derail government's operation.
 
2014-04-21 09:12:36 AM  
What a nozzle. Do they really expect the US to invade Syria and Russia? Really? I didn't think so. What's the plan then Senator? Please, proceed....

Since when did all of the world's disputes and aggressions revolve around the posture of the POTUS anyway? Such arrogance.
 
2014-04-21 09:19:56 AM  

Heron: undermind


phishthoughts.com
 
2014-04-21 09:30:36 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Say, Bob, you're really a disgusting little piece of sh*t, aren't you?


I notice that nobody is disagreeing with what he said though. His point was, that Assad used chemical weapons, and all we want him to do is please don't use them again. Just please kill your people some other way.
 
2014-04-21 09:34:26 AM  

Tricky Chicken: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Say, Bob, you're really a disgusting little piece of sh*t, aren't you?

I notice that nobody is disagreeing with what he said though. His point was, that Assad used chemical weapons, and all we want him to do is please don't use them again. Just please kill your people some other way.


We're not just hoping he won't use them again, we're taking his chemical weapons and destroying them.
 
2014-04-21 09:36:16 AM  

jonnya: I didn't think so. What's the plan then Senator? Please, proceed....


Tax cuts!
 
2014-04-21 09:36:49 AM  
Holy breaded deepfried shiatballs on a stik, even a good chunk of the commenters at Breitfart are pissed at Corky. I'd guesstimate it was about....mmmmyyyeehh, about 60-40 against the blabbering fool.

Linkypie to said shiatballs, with somewhat less derp sauce

And no, I don't regularly stuff my tender pink snoot in there.
 
2014-04-21 09:40:21 AM  

Dansker: Tricky Chicken: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Say, Bob, you're really a disgusting little piece of sh*t, aren't you?

I notice that nobody is disagreeing with what he said though. His point was, that Assad used chemical weapons, and all we want him to do is please don't use them again. Just please kill your people some other way.

We're not just hoping he won't use them again, we're taking his chemical weapons and destroying them.


Oh ok then. As long as they arent killing people in other ways then I guess all is good then.
 
2014-04-21 09:41:48 AM  

lordjupiter: People mostly hoped there would be no WMDs found because it would prove we were right about the invasion being ill-conceived. Nobody sane was rooting for the deaths of civilians just to make Bush look stupid in some imaginary court of opinion. He was doing a fine job of that on his own


I was heavily against the war and hoped they WOULD find WMDs; I would rather have been proved wrong then been proved right, given the lives and money involved.

Tricky Chicken: I notice that nobody is disagreeing with what he said though. His point was, that Assad used chemical weapons, and all we want him to do is please don't use them again. Just please kill your people some other way.


You really are a horrible human being, aren't you.

You do recall that Obama wanted to bomb Syria, right.
 
2014-04-21 09:42:53 AM  

Tricky Chicken: Dansker: Tricky Chicken: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Say, Bob, you're really a disgusting little piece of sh*t, aren't you?

I notice that nobody is disagreeing with what he said though. His point was, that Assad used chemical weapons, and all we want him to do is please don't use them again. Just please kill your people some other way.

We're not just hoping he won't use them again, we're taking his chemical weapons and destroying them.

Oh ok then. As long as they arent killing people in other ways then I guess all is good then.


Who thinks it's all good? I don't.
 
2014-04-21 09:44:20 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: lordjupiter: People mostly hoped there would be no WMDs found because it would prove we were right about the invasion being ill-conceived. Nobody sane was rooting for the deaths of civilians just to make Bush look stupid in some imaginary court of opinion. He was doing a fine job of that on his own

I was heavily against the war and hoped they WOULD find WMDs; I would rather have been proved wrong then been proved right, given the lives and money involved.

Tricky Chicken: I notice that nobody is disagreeing with what he said though. His point was, that Assad used chemical weapons, and all we want him to do is please don't use them again. Just please kill your people some other way.

You really are a horrible human being, aren't you.

You do recall that Obama wanted to bomb Syria, right.


Probably not. Would contradict his world view.
 
2014-04-21 09:45:45 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: lordjupiter: People mostly hoped there would be no WMDs found because it would prove we were right about the invasion being ill-conceived. Nobody sane was rooting for the deaths of civilians just to make Bush look stupid in some imaginary court of opinion. He was doing a fine job of that on his own

I was heavily against the war and hoped they WOULD find WMDs; I would rather have been proved wrong then been proved right, given the lives and money involved.

Tricky Chicken: I notice that nobody is disagreeing with what he said though. His point was, that Assad used chemical weapons, and all we want him to do is please don't use them again. Just please kill your people some other way.

You really are a horrible human being, aren't you.

You do recall that Obama wanted to bomb Syria, right.


I am a horrible person for pointing out that nobody is arguing against what the senator said? Oh you precious precious snowflake, I am soo soooo sorry for hurting your feelings. I promise never to pay attention to things that were said ever agiain just to improve my standing in your oh so delicate eyes.
 
2014-04-21 09:47:34 AM  
John The Magnificent: Bill the unknowing: Why is Greggory still moderating Meet the Press?

An elected official of the US Government says it was wise to murder 1200 innocent people, and that's what you object to?

American Exceptionalism at it's best.


I am not on the show to challenge this farker, Greggory is.  Giving a platform to increasingly stupid people is not "fair and balanced" or "listening to his side of the argument". It's allowing a dumbass with 13-year old definitive judgements of how stupid everyone else is to spew bullshiat.  I am not in charge of the farking show - Greggory is.  He's a dumb whore and he's doing a disservice to the American public by continuing to allow these guys to go unchallenged when they fill the airwave with stupid.  Filling an hour with "quotable billable stuff" should be for other programs.

I can't make Corker a responsible person with even a modicum of judgement or intelligence - but I expect a Newsperson to hold him accountable for this kind of statement and exposing the senselessness of that type of representation.  Tim Russert would have taken him down - Greggory is a Fox-worthy host, and on his show, anyone can say any stupid thing they want.  These idiots need to be taken down in real-time, not 24 hours later.  There are a LOT of shows where the guest will moderate what they say because of immediate challenge - Meet the Press is no longer one of those shows.  It's a joke and it should be terminated.
 
2014-04-21 09:49:04 AM  

Dansker: Tricky Chicken: Dansker: Tricky Chicken: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Say, Bob, you're really a disgusting little piece of sh*t, aren't you?

I notice that nobody is disagreeing with what he said though. His point was, that Assad used chemical weapons, and all we want him to do is please don't use them again. Just please kill your people some other way.

We're not just hoping he won't use them again, we're taking his chemical weapons and destroying them.

Oh ok then. As long as they arent killing people in other ways then I guess all is good then.

Who thinks it's all good? I don't.


That was the senator's point from what I could tell.  Assad was killing his people, we got mad.  He used chemical weapons, and we got more mad.  We got him to give up some chemical weapons.  He is still killing people. We are happy that chemical weapons are getting turned over.
 
2014-04-21 09:51:22 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Ivandrago: It's like they actively root against the United States just because they don't like the president. I recall a lot of people hating GWB, but I don't recall many sitting senators hoping that Iraq went poorly just to embarrass him.



Do you know how to read? Your response, in more ways than one, indicates a distinct lack of language comprehension.
 
2014-04-21 09:53:29 AM  

Tricky Chicken: Dansker: Tricky Chicken: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Say, Bob, you're really a disgusting little piece of sh*t, aren't you?

I notice that nobody is disagreeing with what he said though. His point was, that Assad used chemical weapons, and all we want him to do is please don't use them again. Just please kill your people some other way.

We're not just hoping he won't use them again, we're taking his chemical weapons and destroying them.

Oh ok then. As long as they arent killing people in other ways then I guess all is good then.


Well before he gassed his own people we were concerned about him killing his own people in more conventional ways.  Now as long as he is not using chems all is good.  It would have been a flawless victory if he would have gotten the NATO countries to donate conventional weapon as part of the deal to remove the chem weapons.
 
2014-04-21 10:09:44 AM  
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"republicans are disgusting pieces of human filth."
 
2014-04-21 10:14:36 AM  

Saiga410: Tricky Chicken: Dansker: Tricky Chicken: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Say, Bob, you're really a disgusting little piece of sh*t, aren't you?

I notice that nobody is disagreeing with what he said though. His point was, that Assad used chemical weapons, and all we want him to do is please don't use them again. Just please kill your people some other way.

We're not just hoping he won't use them again, we're taking his chemical weapons and destroying them.

Oh ok then. As long as they arent killing people in other ways then I guess all is good then.

Well before he gassed his own people we were concerned about him killing his own people in more conventional ways.  Now as long as he is not using chems all is good.  It would have been a flawless victory if he would have gotten the NATO countries to donate conventional weapon as part of the deal to remove the chem weapons.


Who is saying it's okay as long as he's not using chemical weapons? I haven't seen explicit endorsement of Assad's treatment of his people from anyone.
 
2014-04-21 10:21:31 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: lordjupiter: People mostly hoped there would be no WMDs found because it would prove we were right about the invasion being ill-conceived. Nobody sane was rooting for the deaths of civilians just to make Bush look stupid in some imaginary court of opinion. He was doing a fine job of that on his own

I was heavily against the war and hoped they WOULD find WMDs; I would rather have been proved wrong then been proved right, given the lives and money involved.



Well think of it this way...if they were right then there would be no accounting for just how much of that material had been lost or sold or stolen.  The Repubs would be heroes instead of warmongering oil cronies and dupes, and their global strategy would be vindicated.  TWAT would have expanded far more than it has, and we probably would have invaded about every country in the world by now under President Palin (RIP President McCain, aneurysm in year 2) provided a Russo-Chinese axis hadn't fought back and started WW3.

So,

Bush wrong = Obamacare, legal weed all over the place, gays marrying, etc.
Bush right = smoking crater
 
2014-04-21 10:21:43 AM  

Tricky Chicken: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Say, Bob, you're really a disgusting little piece of sh*t, aren't you?

I notice that nobody is disagreeing with what he said though.


Because sometimes someone says something that is so categorically obviously stupid and wrong no one bothers to point out that it's stupid and wrong.

You of all people should have pretty direct experience of this.
 
2014-04-21 10:38:10 AM  

thanksagainandagain: Saiga410: Tricky Chicken: Dansker: Tricky Chicken: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Say, Bob, you're really a disgusting little piece of sh*t, aren't you?

I notice that nobody is disagreeing with what he said though. His point was, that Assad used chemical weapons, and all we want him to do is please don't use them again. Just please kill your people some other way.

We're not just hoping he won't use them again, we're taking his chemical weapons and destroying them.

Oh ok then. As long as they arent killing people in other ways then I guess all is good then.

Well before he gassed his own people we were concerned about him killing his own people in more conventional ways.  Now as long as he is not using chems all is good.  It would have been a flawless victory if he would have gotten the NATO countries to donate conventional weapon as part of the deal to remove the chem weapons.

Who is saying it's okay as long as he's not using chemical weapons? I haven't seen explicit endorsement of Assad's treatment of his people from anyone.


They may not endorse it, but they're not doing much to stop it.
 
2014-04-21 10:44:35 AM  

Cataholic: thanksagainandagain: Saiga410: Tricky Chicken: Dansker: Tricky Chicken: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Say, Bob, you're really a disgusting little piece of sh*t, aren't you?

I notice that nobody is disagreeing with what he said though. His point was, that Assad used chemical weapons, and all we want him to do is please don't use them again. Just please kill your people some other way.

We're not just hoping he won't use them again, we're taking his chemical weapons and destroying them.

Oh ok then. As long as they arent killing people in other ways then I guess all is good then.

Well before he gassed his own people we were concerned about him killing his own people in more conventional ways.  Now as long as he is not using chems all is good.  It would have been a flawless victory if he would have gotten the NATO countries to donate conventional weapon as part of the deal to remove the chem weapons.

Who is saying it's okay as long as he's not using chemical weapons? I haven't seen explicit endorsement of Assad's treatment of his people from anyone.

They may not endorse it, but they're not doing much to stop it.


Right, I forgot.  Obama is a brutal warmongering dictator or a weak ineffectual limp-wristed pacifist, depending on whether or not it benefits his critics.

Tell me...how does a President of the United States solve all the worlds problems, in particular while exercising no diplomatic, economic or military power whatsoever?
 
2014-04-21 11:00:21 AM  

Cataholic: thanksagainandagain: Saiga410: Tricky Chicken: Dansker: Tricky Chicken: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Say, Bob, you're really a disgusting little piece of sh*t, aren't you?

I notice that nobody is disagreeing with what he said though. His point was, that Assad used chemical weapons, and all we want him to do is please don't use them again. Just please kill your people some other way.

We're not just hoping he won't use them again, we're taking his chemical weapons and destroying them.

Oh ok then. As long as they arent killing people in other ways then I guess all is good then.

Well before he gassed his own people we were concerned about him killing his own people in more conventional ways.  Now as long as he is not using chems all is good.  It would have been a flawless victory if he would have gotten the NATO countries to donate conventional weapon as part of the deal to remove the chem weapons.

Who is saying it's okay as long as he's not using chemical weapons? I haven't seen explicit endorsement of Assad's treatment of his people from anyone.

Cataholic:  They may not endorse it, but they're not doing much to stop it.



Cataholic - exactly what would you propose we do to stop it?   Intervene in a civil war by sending troops?

If we were to send troops, on whose side would they fight exactly?  Considering that among the rebel alliance are groups that are aligned with Al Qaeda types (anti-US, radical Muslims.)   To what end would such an engagement serve the interest of promoting the safety and security of the US?

Let's face some facts here:  Despite what horrible things going on in the world, we may (as a nation) want to stop, we simply can't involve ourselves in every single one of them.

I would also note, that as to Corker's "point," it was the Republicans who voted to deny Obama from even having the military option in his approach to addressing the use of such gas by Assad's govt in Syria.  (To his credit, at least he voted yes.)  But how he can redirect blame onto Obama when it was the Republicans in the House and Senate who voted to deny Obama that authority and now want to blame the inaction on Obama, that's just ridiculous.
 
2014-04-21 11:40:38 AM  

thanksagainandagain: Saiga410: Tricky Chicken: Dansker: Tricky Chicken: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Say, Bob, you're really a disgusting little piece of sh*t, aren't you?

I notice that nobody is disagreeing with what he said though. His point was, that Assad used chemical weapons, and all we want him to do is please don't use them again. Just please kill your people some other way.

We're not just hoping he won't use them again, we're taking his chemical weapons and destroying them.

Oh ok then. As long as they arent killing people in other ways then I guess all is good then.

Well before he gassed his own people we were concerned about him killing his own people in more conventional ways.  Now as long as he is not using chems all is good.  It would have been a flawless victory if he would have gotten the NATO countries to donate conventional weapon as part of the deal to remove the chem weapons.

Who is saying it's okay as long as he's not using chemical weapons? I haven't seen explicit endorsement of Assad's treatment of his people from anyone.


No, the endorsement has been implicit. Doesn't make it less real. Most of the world is okay with this happening, or at least okay enough that we can't be bothered to actually do anything about it.
 
2014-04-21 11:49:38 AM  

cptjeff: thanksagainandagain: Saiga410: Tricky Chicken: Dansker: Tricky Chicken: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Say, Bob, you're really a disgusting little piece of sh*t, aren't you?

I notice that nobody is disagreeing with what he said though. His point was, that Assad used chemical weapons, and all we want him to do is please don't use them again. Just please kill your people some other way.

We're not just hoping he won't use them again, we're taking his chemical weapons and destroying them.

Oh ok then. As long as they arent killing people in other ways then I guess all is good then.

Well before he gassed his own people we were concerned about him killing his own people in more conventional ways.  Now as long as he is not using chems all is good.  It would have been a flawless victory if he would have gotten the NATO countries to donate conventional weapon as part of the deal to remove the chem weapons.

Who is saying it's okay as long as he's not using chemical weapons? I haven't seen explicit endorsement of Assad's treatment of his people from anyone.

No, the endorsement has been implicit. Doesn't make it less real. Most of the world is okay with this happening, or at least okay enough that we can't be bothered to actually do anything about it.


There is no endorsement and no sympathy for the Syrian regime.
The reason that there is no military intervention is that Russia will veto any attempt at a UN Security Council resolution against Syria invoking Chapter VII of the UN Charter. But there are ongoing attempts to get the sides to negotiate.
The only comments I've seen that came close to endorsing Assad killing his own citizens are from those who think all the rebels are al Qaida fighters.
 
2014-04-21 11:52:59 AM  

Dansker: There is no endorsement and no sympathy for the Syrian regime.


Actions speak louder than words.
 
2014-04-21 11:53:11 AM  
The lack of suggestions on what Corker would do it duly noted.
 
2014-04-21 11:55:19 AM  

cptjeff: Dansker: There is no endorsement and no sympathy for the Syrian regime.

Actions speak louder than words.


What action are you looking for? I already explained why there won't be miltary intervention; nobody wants to start any illegal actions.
 
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