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(Think Progress)   From the you have got to be kidding me files: Fox News Praises George W. Bush's Ability To Anticipate Problems In Iraq   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 446
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2014-06-17 05:46:41 PM  

Geotpf: bunner: Geotpf: No.  It most certainly does matter who is President.

If Obama had lost to McCain, President Palin would have started World War III by dropping nukes on somebody, probably somebody who was our ally.  (McCain would have died of a heart attack within two years of taking office.)

So, we're pretty much stuck with degrees of useless and dangerous?  Sounds broked to me.

Well, I was merely pointing out only the most serious consequence of electing a Republican.  Obama has done nothing that I would consider "useless and dangerous"; both McCain/Palin and Romney would have done plenty in that category.

As for passing legislation, well, you need both Congress and the President to work together on that one, and the House is controlled by Republicans.


I get that and I cannot refute the essential, de facto mechanics of what might have been.  I just think the whole process is a dog and pony show starring two pre-purchased sock puppets on either hand of the corporate leviathan.  So, we probably wont see eye to eye as to what makes for a viable solution.
 
2014-06-17 05:47:20 PM  
It's easy to anticipate problems when you're deliberately creating them.
 
2014-06-17 05:47:35 PM  
Fox News praises Bud Dwyer for his decisiveness
 
2014-06-17 05:48:28 PM  
Fox News praises Texas Governor Rick Perry for his scientific approach to influencing weather patterns.
 
2014-06-17 05:48:35 PM  

Epic Fap Session: Fox News praises Bud Dwyer for his decisiveness

keeping his head together during a scandal.
 
2014-06-17 05:49:07 PM  
Fox News Praises Watson for Deducing the Bloody Obvious
 
2014-06-17 05:49:30 PM  

Mouser: So, is this the thread where we bash Bush for being an idiot, or bash Bush for being an evil mastermind?


No one ever called Bush a mastermind.
 
2014-06-17 05:49:38 PM  
Fox News praises Sarah Palin for her stick-to-it-iveness as Governor of Alaska.
 
2014-06-17 05:49:48 PM  

Tatterdemalian: Whee, 200 comments mocking Fox News for noticing that Dubya's foreign policy prevented the invasion now roiling Iraq.

/keep right on filling your echo chamber with bile
//ain't making Obama's "smart diplomacy" work any better
///just like mocking Sarah Palin didn't make Mrs. Clinton smart enough to keep Putin out of Crimea


You know who else prevented the invasion now roiling in Iraq?

Saddam Hussein.
 
2014-06-17 05:50:17 PM  
Fox News praises one of their newscasters for br.... which one? The blonde one, I think.
 
2014-06-17 05:50:39 PM  

Tatterdemalian: Whee, 200 comments mocking Fox News for noticing that Dubya's foreign policy prevented the invasion now roiling Iraq.

/keep right on filling your echo chamber with bile
//ain't making Obama's "smart diplomacy" work any better
///just like mocking Sarah Palin didn't make Mrs. Clinton smart enough to keep Putin out of Crimea


Fox News praises you..for whatever it was you were trying to do there.
 
2014-06-17 05:51:23 PM  
Fox News praises SNL's Fox & Friends parody for making them look good by comparison.
 
2014-06-17 05:52:14 PM  
Fox News praises Tatterdemalian for being in the bunghole
 
2014-06-17 05:52:14 PM  
Fox News praises Aliens: Colonial Marines for its intelligent AI and graphical fidelity.
 
2014-06-17 05:52:21 PM  

Tatterdemalian: Whee, 200 comments mocking Fox News for noticing that Dubya's foreign policy prevented the invasion now roiling Iraq.

/keep right on filling your echo chamber with bile
//ain't making Obama's "smart diplomacy" work any better
///just like mocking Sarah Palin didn't make Mrs. Clinton smart enough to keep Putin out of CrimeaTh


Just like that idiot Dulles didn't keep the communists out of Vietnam.
 
2014-06-17 05:52:46 PM  
Fox News praises Ken Hamm for his commitment to scientific accuracy.
 
2014-06-17 05:53:57 PM  

Tatterdemalian: Whee, 200 comments mocking Fox News for noticing that Dubya's foreign policy prevented the invasion now roiling Iraq.

/keep right on filling your echo chamber with bile
//ain't making Obama's "smart diplomacy" work any better
///just like mocking Sarah Palin didn't make Mrs. Clinton smart enough to keep Putin out of Crimea


Oh, you're serious.

Let me laugh even harder.
 
2014-06-17 05:54:36 PM  
Faux News praises Jenny McCarthy on her assistance in eliminating diseases.
 
2014-06-17 05:54:57 PM  
Neither party is going to save you, me or us because neither party has in any interest in saving anything, nor do they work for anybody who does.
 
2014-06-17 05:55:56 PM  

Tatterdemalian: Whee, 200 comments mocking Fox News for noticing that Dubya's foreign policy prevented the invasion now roiling Iraq.


I hope you're pretty, because your brains aren't going to get you anywhere.
 
2014-06-17 05:56:17 PM  
Fox News praises Larry Craig on his stance concerning men's room etiquette.
 
2014-06-17 05:57:14 PM  
Fox news praises blogspot for its contributions to incisive, kitchen table journalism.
 
2014-06-17 05:57:48 PM  

gimmegimme: trappedspirit: Mikey1969: This is kind of like the arsonist telling the fire crew that the fire might flare up again if they don't get all of the hot spots as he hops in his car and bails...

Plus the firefighters leaving a smoking, smoldering heap and saying "Were done" and heading home

Especially if the firefighters are the one who started the blaze in the first place.


i60.tinypic.com
 
2014-06-17 05:59:00 PM  
Fox News praises Bill O'Reilly for his ability to explain elementary cosmology.
 
2014-06-17 06:01:08 PM  

svanmeter: Diogenes: svanmeter: All the finger pointing at this point amounts to taking your eye off the ball. The true question here is Obama acting to protect OIL interest$, or is he being played for a fool by the Iranians to attack their Sunni enemies for them?

So you're refocusing us by pointing a finger at Obama?  I'm really not following your post at all.

If you think Obama is relevant to the ongoing unraveling of Iraq at this point you're really deluding yourself.

There would have been a strong possibility of this happening even if we had fully committed ourselves to Operation Enduring Occupation.  Regardless of who sits in the White House.

I am refocusing by pointing out IRAN's role in forcing Obama's hand. They threaten involvement, which caused Obama to rethink his initial impulse to stay out and blame Bush. Obama changed his mind and then said he "would consider all options" (while he sent in Aircraft carriers). He wanted to do nothing, but the specter of Iranian action caused his reversal. Now Iran can sit back and laugh while Obama does their dirty work against ISIS. Does this clarify it for you or are you still confused? Are you one of those who doesn't know the difference between Iran and Iraq? Let me spell it out for you again... Obama is motivated by protecting OIL interests in the region and he is being played for a fool by the Iranians.


You do know that Iran has had the Iraqi government in the palm of their hand since, about, oh, March 3, 2008?  Whether we do something or nothing in regards to the ISIS, Iraq will still be a client state to the Iranians, no action on our part changes this.  And the fact that Iraq would become an Iranian client state was a foregone conclusion as soon as we invaded Iraq and took out Saddam, which many Leftist critics of the Iraqi war pointed out before the war occurred.

The only question now informing the president is whether we wish to allow ISIS to fester in their little bulwark of Iraq potentially resulting in attacks on American interests at home or abroad as they slaughter Iraqis indiscriminately or we take action to hinder their ability to project their force, possible in our direction, by droning and cruise missilling them to hell. As for me, I only wish that if we do decide to play it safe and attack with drones and cruise missiles in order to prevent ISIS from becoming a threat akin to al Qaeda proper, that the Iraqi government will pay for it.
 
2014-06-17 06:01:30 PM  
Politics in American has largely come down to two given, opposing "pundits" getting shirty with each other on news shows.  Have they managed to solve anything or just keep us pissing venom at "the other guys"?
 
2014-06-17 06:01:55 PM  
Fox News praises Halliburton for its ability to win trillion dollar, no-bid, government contracts.
 
2014-06-17 06:02:11 PM  
Fox News praises Paris Hilton for her contributions to society.
 
2014-06-17 06:03:00 PM  
Well, you know how white racists are - they love to biatch and moan that the lazy black janitor is doing a slow, sloppy job of cleaning up the mess their rich, white, fratboy buddy actually made.
 
2014-06-17 06:03:33 PM  
Look, he had access to the time machine too.  He just used it...dumber.
 
2014-06-17 06:06:01 PM  

Tatterdemalian: Whee, 200 comments mocking Fox News for noticing that Dubya's foreign policy prevented the invasion now roiling Iraq.


Fox News praises Tatterdemalian for conveniently forgetting that Bush invaded Iraq and removed the person that effectively prevented the invasion now roiling Iraq for 24 years.
 
2014-06-17 06:09:42 PM  
Call me when we have grown men and women with access to a global post it note board who aren't saying things like "dumbya" and "odumber" and waiting for it to change things.  Peace out, girl scout.
 
2014-06-17 06:12:43 PM  
"If they only had Jesus, this wouldn't be an issue." -- that blonde harpy on the Fox News morning show regarding the Egyptian uprising a few years ago.

That's when they quit being the background noise station for me.
 
2014-06-17 06:18:24 PM  

Lord_Baull: Tatterdemalian: Whee, 200 comments mocking Fox News for noticing that Dubya's foreign policy prevented the invasion now roiling Iraq.

Fox News praises Tatterdemalian for conveniently forgetting that Bush invaded Iraq and removed the person that effectively prevented the invasion now roiling Iraq for 24 years.


Fox News Further Praises  Tatterdemalian for conveniently forgetting that the invaders now in Iraq - aka ISIS - were created in response to the American invasion and occupation.
 
2014-06-17 06:18:49 PM  
Fox News praises its own shiat for not stinking.
 
2014-06-17 06:27:12 PM  
i.imgur.com

This was over 10 years ago.

Brace yourselves, America.

Those boys are now men.
 
2014-06-17 06:28:46 PM  

RyogaM: svanmeter: Diogenes: svanmeter: All the finger pointing at this point amounts to taking your eye off the ball. The true question here is Obama acting to protect OIL interest$, or is he being played for a fool by the Iranians to attack their Sunni enemies for them?

So you're refocusing us by pointing a finger at Obama?  I'm really not following your post at all.

If you think Obama is relevant to the ongoing unraveling of Iraq at this point you're really deluding yourself.

There would have been a strong possibility of this happening even if we had fully committed ourselves to Operation Enduring Occupation.  Regardless of who sits in the White House.

I am refocusing by pointing out IRAN's role in forcing Obama's hand. They threaten involvement, which caused Obama to rethink his initial impulse to stay out and blame Bush. Obama changed his mind and then said he "would consider all options" (while he sent in Aircraft carriers). He wanted to do nothing, but the specter of Iranian action caused his reversal. Now Iran can sit back and laugh while Obama does their dirty work against ISIS. Does this clarify it for you or are you still confused? Are you one of those who doesn't know the difference between Iran and Iraq? Let me spell it out for you again... Obama is motivated by protecting OIL interests in the region and he is being played for a fool by the Iranians.

You do know that Iran has had the Iraqi government in the palm of their hand since, about, oh, March 3, 2008?  Whether we do something or nothing in regards to the ISIS, Iraq will still be a client state to the Iranians, no action on our part changes this.  And the fact that Iraq would become an Iranian client state was a foregone conclusion as soon as we invaded Iraq and took out Saddam, which many Leftist critics of the Iraqi war pointed out before the war occurred.

The only question now informing the president is whether we wish to allow ISIS to fester in their little bulwark of Iraq potentially resulting in attacks on American interests at home or abroad as they slaughter Iraqis indiscriminately or we take action to hinder their ability to project their force, possible in our direction, by droning and cruise missilling them to hell. As for me, I only wish that if we do decide to play it safe and attack with drones and cruise missiles in order to prevent ISIS from becoming a threat akin to al Qaeda proper, that the Iraqi government will pay for it.


I agree with your analysis ryogaM. I believe that Obama would be fine with allowing ISIS to "fester" as you say, but their festering in a highly valuable OIL area will result in Obama taking action.

One question I have is whether Obama can have his Nobel peace prize revoked for using violence to further his OIL interest$.

I agree that Iran has been the Iraqis' puppet master since 2008, but I also feel that their threat of involvement caused Obama to send in aircraft carriers. In this way, Obama has added himself to Iran's stable of puppets.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/06/13/world/middleeast/as-sunni-militan ts-threaten-its-allies-in-baghdad-iran-weighs-options.html?_r=0&referr er=
 
2014-06-17 06:29:56 PM  
Fox News praises Oscar Pistorius on his ability to protect his girlfriend from intruders.
 
2014-06-17 06:33:14 PM  
Fox News praises John Wayne Gacy on the joy he brought to children as a clown.
 
2014-06-17 06:36:24 PM  

jso2897: bunner: Geotpf: No.  It most certainly does matter who is President.

If Obama had lost to McCain, President Palin would have started World War III by dropping nukes on somebody, probably somebody who was our ally.  (McCain would have died of a heart attack within two years of taking office.)

So, we're pretty much stuck with degrees of useless and dangerous?  Sounds broked to me.

Well, we could try electing somebody who is at least a little to the left of Ronald Reagan. Maybe it's just the politics of the Right that are broke. Won't know until we try, will we?


Yup.  Reagan is so much to the left of Obama he praised the aircraft controller union and endorsed gay marriage.  Or the exact opposite of that, I forget which.
 
2014-06-17 06:36:34 PM  

Tatterdemalian: Whee, 200 comments mocking Fox News for noticing that Dubya's foreign policy prevented the invasion now roiling Iraq.

/keep right on filling your echo chamber with bile
//ain't making Obama's "smart diplomacy" work any better
///just like mocking Sarah Palin didn't make Mrs. Clinton smart enough to keep Putin out of Crimea


Wait, what? Dubya's foreign policy prevented the invasion now roiling Iraq? Are you farking kidding me?

I'm pretty sure if the US never invaded Iraq this current invasion never would have happened since Saddam still would have been firmly in power. He may have been a tyrant but at least he brought stability to the region. Once this is over I'm sure many will be pining for the devil we knew as opposed to the devil that is only now coming to light. This mess started with the Iraq War that Bush advocated so hard for, don't try and deny it.
 
2014-06-17 06:38:23 PM  
Tatterdemalian://ain't making Obama's "smart diplomacy" work any better
///just like mocking Sarah Palin didn't make Mrs. Clinton smart enough to keep Putin out of Crimea


You are working on the incorrect theory that Islamic terrorists or Putin would do anything different if we had a different President (from any party).
 
2014-06-17 06:38:37 PM  
"Think Progress"

c2.staticflickr.com
 
2014-06-17 06:43:26 PM  

GIVE THANKS TO BIG BROTHER!

HE KEPT US OUT OF THE WAR.

 
2014-06-17 06:51:12 PM  
Fox News praises Jim Jones for his ability to make great Kool-aid.
 
2014-06-17 06:57:43 PM  
Fox News praises Justin Bieber for having amazing singing talent.
 
2014-06-17 07:00:27 PM  

svanmeter: I agree with your analysis ryogaM. I believe that Obama would be fine with allowing ISIS to "fester" as you say, but their festering in a highly valuable OIL area will result in Obama taking action.

One question I have is whether Obama can have his Nobel peace prize revoked for using violence to further his OIL interest$.

I agree that Iran has been the Iraqis' puppet master since 2008, but I also feel that their threat of involvement caused Obama to send in aircraft carriers. In this way, Obama has added himself to Iran's stable of puppets.


No, you really don't get it. We were attacked by al Qaeda in Afghanistan, an oil poor country and Obama has used and will use drones on al Qaeda proper members in areas regardless of whether the area is oil rich or poor.  ISIS has made itself a legitimate target be being too extreme for al Qaeda, beheading people for Youtube and generally being asses.  That they may control oil rich land at this point will not inform Obama's reason to use drones, as his main consideration is, and always will be, to attack al Qaeda linked groups that may pose a threat to to Americans, at home and abroad.

As for Iran, the fact that their enemies at this time also happens to be a legitimate potential threat to U.S. interests certainly is lucky for them, but since the only other option is to let them gain strength and potentially pull off another 9/11, it hardly makes us Iran's puppet to kill them now.  It actually serves a nice warming to Iran, that our interests will always be paramount.

But, I could be wrong.  If Obama uses military force on ISIS, all you got to do is find one poll that says the majority of Americans think it was because of oil, not because ISIS appears to be a threat.  Good luck.
 
2014-06-17 07:00:33 PM  

blatz514: ox45tallboy: Fox News praises Lorena Bobbitt's problem-solving abilities.

Tons of good ones here, but you get this...

[www.phlashers.com image 400x250]


I appreciate that, but this one really made me laugh:

Diogenes: Fox News Praises Rand Paul on his Recycling Program

 
2014-06-17 07:06:34 PM  

bunner: Neither party is going to save you, me or us because neither party has in any interest in saving anything, nor do they work for anybody who does.


Ooh ooh is this another thread where you fail to get anyone to believe that both sides are the same, and bought (or not bought, depending on the post) by corporations?
 
2014-06-17 07:08:17 PM  

fartacus: "Think Progress"

[c2.staticflickr.com image 250x272]


Wouldn't want facts to intrude upon your worldview.
 
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