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Look, Joe Lieberman knows what we did wrong in Iraq: We didn’t invade soon enough!

Mr. Lieberman and others argue that the risks of waiting may be far greater than the risk of an early, decisive military intervention. He acknowledged that as in Iraq, the United States might unleash an uncertain future of tribal rivalry and chaos, in a country that has no institutions prepared to fill the vacuum if Colonel Qaddafi is driven from power.

Yet, he argued: “It’s hard to imagine any new government growing out of this opposition that is worse than Qaddafi.”

We got this, Libyans. Just let us come in, bomb you, and take over your country. It’ll be almost like you did it yourselves! [NYT]

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  • Troubledog

    Wow, maybe he and McCain should go over there.

    Forever.

  • johnnymeatworth

    Can't we just tape his mouth shut until he retires?

  • Barbara_i

    How about if we just invade our own country with jobs and then worry about everyone else. Who is going to pay for all of this invading?

  • Gopherit

    Holy Shit! McCain said exactly the same thing yesterday. So, either they're both sharing talking points to get some more war on, (which could never happen, right?) or the Psy Ops guys created hivemind monsters…..Lieb-McCain SMASH!

  • MinAgain

    The very definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    • Crank_Tango

      that's not actually the definition of insanity you know. But it does sound like the definition of "practice makes perfect." duh, winning.

      • DaRooster

        The problem is we used to be much gooder at it…
        Been a long time since we were good at much having Gubmint involved.

  • Come here a minute

    It's hard to imagine a worse government, so let's blow the place up and create a worse government. After all, truth is stranger than fiction.

    • nounverb911

      "Stranger than Fiction"
      That was a funny movie.

  • Callyson

    It's already too late. We should have invaded back in 2001, and caught Qadaffi off – guard. Just like we should have invaded Iraq back in 1989 (to give the military something to do after the Cold War.) Afghanistan? Heck, we should have sent troops back in the 70's, and let our military rebound after that unpleasantness in Vietnam.
    No, instead let's be proactive and invade, say, Cameroon. I know, they aren't causing any trouble now, but why wait?

  • walstib

    Where's a god-damned ball-gag when we need one??

    Can't wait for this douchecanoe to be gone.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Say it ain't so Joe!

    I don't wish an untimely death on McCain, Leiberman, or Graham; I'm just saying that it seems like they've lived way past their expiration dates.

    • V572625694

      Alan Simpson says they should waddle up to the pay window to get their 6.2 percent jack, like he did. then they could sit on commissions that make recommendations no one would ever pay attention to, because their spokesman is such an unsympathetic, condescending, arrogant, insufferable douche bag.

      I mean, if we're not talking Lieberman/McCain here, what are we talking about?

  • CliveWarren

    Joe will be greeted as a liberator, but if he is going to get this shit done his speeches need to get way more mushroom cloud-y and yellow cake-y…

    • But will Newt Gingrich be greeted as a vibrator? This is what George Will wants to know.

      • CliveWarren

        Newt WILL be quivering and trying to make his way into all the vaginés he sets his sights on. I don't know about the greetings, though.

  • “It’s hard to imagine any new government growing out of this opposition that is worse than Qaddafi.”

    So let's blow them up and see what happens–and if we use drones nobody but bad guys get killed. Works so well in Pakistan.

  • harry_palmer

    "It’s hard to imagine any new government growing out of this opposition that is worse than Qaddafi"

    = No one could have predicted that we could fuck Iraq up any worse than it already was

  • SmutBoffin

    Murder goblins, murder-goblin-ing.

    Same as it ever was.

  • Texan_Bulldog

    Hell yeah, let's do it for the oil…I mean the freedomz. USA! USA! USA!

    • SmutBoffin

      OUR RIGHT TO INCINERATE HYDROCARBONS IS GUARANTEED BY THE CONTITUTION

      • chickensmack

        Is that an honorary misspelling for Tit Parade Day?

  • Oblios_Cap

    Jobs!

  • GregComlish

    Tell Joe that he needs to finish the two wars he has on his plate before we're going to give him any more war.

  • ttommyunger

    If you watch Mumbly-Joe and McStain closely you can Netanyahus's hand moving around up the seat of their pants. That's why they have that "I really need to take a good shit" look on their faces constantly.

  • harry_palmer

    It's all about helping those precious Libyan people. It's not like they have any oil resources Joe would like to get his hands on.

  • jus_wonderin

    Hey, what could go wrong? We will be in and out in a week. So, after that let's meet on the deck of the carrier. Can one of you get the sign printed??

  • You first, Snuffy Joe. You lead the bayonet charge and I'll think about it.

    • natoslug

      I'll even pay for his "Mission Accomplished" banner and Chinese-made miniature American flag if he goes. I might even be willing to throw in a "My shithead senator is a soldier in Libya" bumpersticker if he goes now.

  • mavenmaven

    He should just hang a big "mission accomplished" sign over his desk and masturbate.

  • MildMidwesterner

    I'd rather pay $4.00 at the pump than have another useless war.

  • Beetagger

    Christ, this chickenshit neohawk never met a war he didn't want somebody else to fight for him.

  • Hatrabbit

    Also, Finland looked at us funny. We should liberate the fuck out of those uppity Finnish fuckers while we're at it.

  • V572625694

    Even better, some economic-conscripts will be maimed for life. War is the health of the state!

  • hagajim

    Joe's new jobz program…never ending war. Too bad we're all to fat to fight.

  • qwerty42

    I thought it was Iran Joe wanted to go to war with. Are they really all the same?

    • HistoriCat

      Why take chances? Bomb them all!

  • MinAgain

    How can we miss Joe, if he won't shut the hell up and go away?

    • freakishlywrong

      We shant miss him even if he does shut the hell up and go away.

  • Troubledog

    You can't have people on the other side of the world thinking you are a pussy.

    – Gen. William Westmoreland

  • mumbly_joe

    In my namesake's defense, at least this time:

    a) the reason he sez he wants to invade isn't completely fictional, and

    b) the "attacks on his own people" that he's citing aren't something that happened nearly 30 years ago

    I mean, still, fuck you Joe, but I'm just saying. In those two senses, it's only as stupid as invading Afghanistan and forgetting about it a year later, and rather than being as stupid and mendacious a war of aggression as Iraq was.

  • chascates

    "We're the imperialistic U.S. government. And we're here to help."

  • franco_pinyon

    Ach, du Lieber, Man! This sounds like a job for Rumsfeld. He can wear his new Defender of Freedom medal.

  • Weenus299

    Why the US? We have no relations with Libya. Italy, now it sucks down all of Libya's oil. That's about a tangible interest if ever there was one. Let them botch the job and get into two decades of stupid fighting for a change.

    • SorosBot

      Two decades? If history is any guide, an Italian-Libyan was could last over a century.

  • friendlyskies

    Joe Lieberman (Code Name: Chepitito) is clearly a secret ally of Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, and Daniel Ortega, because he is doing everything in his power to prove the three of them correct in their assessment of the Libya situation.

  • fartknocker

    Joe LiberJism, you stupid man. Apparently you didn't here what our Secretary of Defense told a class at West Point cadets recently. He stated that anyone thinking about sending a big American land army to the Middle East or Africa should have their head examined.

    Why don't you run on over to the Supreme Court and see if Clarence Thomas will impress you with his velvet-covered cement.

  • gullywompr

    Mmmmmmm…. light sweet crude……

  • MadBrahms

    Joementum has a surprising lack of imagination.

  • Did anyone already say "let them eat war"?

  • Apparently Joe thinks Team America is real and we are the World Police.
    Fuck off Joe.

  • metamarcisf

    But no tax increase to fund this invasion, except for those earning less than $250,000 a year.

  • bumfug

    Can't we just drop McCain and Lieberman on Libya? Maybe a couple of days apart, like Hiroshima and Nagasaki, so they know we're serious?

    • "Fat Man and Little Boy" has become "Old Man and Aetna Boy"

  • deanbooth

    Dubbing obscene language over a video of a few children = 20 years in prison!

    Killing thousands of children with bombs = 20 years on Meet the Press!

  • Lazy Media

    Y'know, there are ways to fight Libya without indiscriminately bombing orphanages or sending in a panzer division. I wouldn't have a problem with taking out all their military airfields and imposing a no-fly zone, which seems to be the only thing anyone's talking about. That wouldn't completely knock out the advantage the government has over the rebels, but it certainly couldn't hurt.

    Downside is, it would burn a lot of gas, which is why Gates is against it; it blows a hole in his budget. And if Gaddafi wins even without his air force, it makes us look weak. I think that's what the holdup is; Obama would rather the Europeans did it, and the only ones with any enthusiasm for the job are the Brits, who don't have the stuff to do it alone.

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