MISSED ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES  11:42 am August 22, 2011

McCain and Graham Pout U.S. Didn’t Get to Drop Enough Bombs on Libya

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

probably hiding in saddam's old caveAging lesbian power couple John McCain and Lindsey Graham are excited to hear about what appears to be the final collapse of the Qaddafi regime in Libya, although Sartorial Satan is still in hiding and Tripoli is not yet under full rebel control. Team McHamBiscuits nonetheless have an important nonsense neoconservative reflection on the whole saga: “we regret that this success was so long in coming due to the failure of the United States to employ the full weight of our airpower.” So sorry! to Libya, that the U.S. was not more involved in your conflict. U.S. military intervention in foreign conflicts is historically a top choice for fast conflict resolution, so really just a huge apology if Libya feels it missed out on that. Can John McCain still get some of Libya’s money, though?

Here is John McCain on Twitter in July, explaining why MOAR WAR in Libya is actually free. Libyans will totally pay to have bombs dropped on them, neat!

Oh well, no Libyan monies for U.S. bombz. The U.S. will just bill Afghanistan a higher rate to keep margins strong. [Senator John McCain]

 
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nounverb911 August 22, 2011 at 11:45 am

Walnuts is coming through as a typical republican trying to profit from war.

Lascauxcaveman August 22, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Absoluement! Just look at how well all those petro dollars are paying for our tussle in Iraq. Expenses covered, plus a tidy profit. Never fails!

WunkRocker August 22, 2011 at 12:34 pm

How much to get Wrong Way McCain to crash a plane into something in Tripoli? Kind of like a predator drone only dumber.

MichelesPantalones August 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Ya can't afford him, his wife's got $100 million. Even if he does call her a trollop and a cunt.

GOPCrusher August 22, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Wasn't he the same asshat that said Quadaffy Duck would never leave unless America put boots on the ground?

MichelesPantalones August 22, 2011 at 2:35 pm

He, of all people, should know — having lived through VN — that war is *never* a source of profit (okay, maybe to the Krupps and them, but still). What a PRICK.

berkeleyfarm August 22, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Well, that, and someone who wants to jump on the bandwagon of an apparently successful project after badmouthing it all along.

freakishlywrong August 22, 2011 at 11:46 am

"Bitter, party of two, you'r table is ready."

Ducksworthy August 22, 2011 at 11:49 am

Yes. Sometimes these aging lesbian couples can become very bitter, not being able to legally divorce can be a problem.

ProgressiveInga August 22, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Actually, lesbo couples who split up often stay best friends. McHamBiscuits are more like when one half of the couple decides she wants to knock boots w/ a fella. I'm lookin' at you Walnuts.

Ducksworthy August 24, 2011 at 2:42 pm

I was thinking of a friend who built a house with her partner. The partner put up the dough and she did the work. Guess who ended up with the house.

MLHencken August 22, 2011 at 11:51 am

Ham Biscuits dream date:

Cozy corner for two
Dim lighting
Chateau Lafite paid for with lobbyist money
Matching buttplugs

MLHencken August 22, 2011 at 11:47 am

How dare Obama not commit our defense resources with no consideration whatsoever as to the cost or worldwide political implications!

Biel_ze_Bubba August 22, 2011 at 12:33 pm

How dare Walnuts swipe one of Mitt Romney's pre-printed "I woulda done it better" press releases? That's just rude!

Swampgas_Man August 22, 2011 at 3:00 pm

I thought one of the bigger gripes against O'Bammer was that he DID commit our etc. Or am I just expecting a silly consistency?

John Birf Society August 22, 2011 at 11:47 am

The Nature Conservancy owns Libya? My donations have been put to good use.

flamingpdog August 22, 2011 at 1:16 pm

No, TNC = The Nowledge Channel [Teatard feed]

Chillwaver August 22, 2011 at 11:47 am

How many jets did McMofo crash again?

MLHencken August 22, 2011 at 11:52 am

Don't they take your wings after 2? They should.

DaRooster August 22, 2011 at 11:53 am

All of them Katie.

DahBoner August 22, 2011 at 12:28 pm

# WINNING

Chillwaver August 22, 2011 at 12:44 pm

I hate to admit it, but I knowingly asked question and hoped for this answer!

DaRooster August 22, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I heard that once he took out close to half of Spain's electricity with a crash… what a doosh…

Oblios_Cap August 22, 2011 at 11:57 am

5, I believe. I think that makes him an ace.

nounverb911 August 22, 2011 at 11:59 am

On who's side?

Sharkey August 22, 2011 at 12:18 pm

And a half.

AJWjr. August 22, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Alan.

Rotundo_ August 22, 2011 at 5:23 pm

That's only if you don't take the Forrestal 'splosion into consideration. If you count that he could well be North VIetnam's greatest living pilot. Even without it is a record for the NVAF. I'm somewhat surprised they haven't sent him an award of some sort, but I suppose they don't want to piss him off more than they already did.
(For what it is worth, I value his service and his remarkable struggle in the war. As an Admiral's kid he could have always pussyed out. On the other hand, he should have never been allowed in a plane or much of anything more lethal than a jeep, legacies suck)

donner_froh August 22, 2011 at 12:07 pm

One too few.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 22, 2011 at 12:34 pm

That's evil enough for an upfist from me.

GOPCrusher August 22, 2011 at 1:17 pm

LEFT WING HATE RHETORIC!!!!!

Biel_ze_Bubba August 22, 2011 at 2:13 pm

It's not our fault if McCain can't hang on to both wings.

prommie August 22, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Hey, he put an aircraft carrier out of commission when he dropped a bomb and scored a perfect bullseye on the flight deck. From an altitude of 0 feet. A US aircraft carrier.

Preferred Customer August 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm

It takes real skill to get that close.

GOPCrusher August 22, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Maverick and Goose couldn't have done it better.

MLHencken August 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm

He has, apparently, lost that loving feeling.

BTWBFDIMHO August 22, 2011 at 12:51 pm

That's why he was a perfect match with Sarah Lou: he doesn't return expensive equipment and she doesn't return expensive clothing.

flamingpdog August 22, 2011 at 1:18 pm

No snark answer: 3. My brother flew an A-class bomber like the one Walnuts crashed over North Vietnam, a few years after he did, and I always introduce him to my friends as a Navy bomber pilot who crashed three fewer planes than Walnuts.

MichelesPantalones August 22, 2011 at 2:39 pm

And the thing is, that stupid prick would never have crashed that third plane and wound up as a PoW if he hadn't been hot-dogging it, as usual. Punk.

MichelesPantalones August 22, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Three. Never paid none a that munnyz back, either.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 23, 2011 at 12:26 pm

But you should see what Geico now charges him.

loulouroo August 22, 2011 at 11:47 am

Their circle fap over civilian casualties just didn't have the same spark as it did in Iraq.

EatsBabyDingos August 22, 2011 at 11:47 am

I am proposing a new TruckNutz threat level warning/award for stupid people behaving stupidly. Four TruckNutz is for the truly dumb. This is a two TruckNutz for WalNutz.

ManchuCandidate August 22, 2011 at 11:47 am

Didn't take long for the Wingnutty crowd to start shrieking about how Liebruls don't know jack about war and shoulda woulda coulda done this that and everything.

I wonder how long it will take for them to say this is actually W's victory…

Obammer's Scoreboard:
A few hundred million Chinese Dollars of cruise missiles and bombs and the net result is one ruined dicktatershit.

W's Scoreboard:
A couple of trillion Chinese Dollars of weapons, a weakened military, lots of dead and the net result is a quagmire and one slightly used "Mission Accomplished" Sign plus a whole lot of veterans with PTSD and nasty health issues that is going to cost the US America forever and a day (but that would ruin the narrative for W and Faux newzi types.) Plus no weapons of mass destruction.

Nothingisamiss August 22, 2011 at 11:55 am

I worried about the cost of all those returning veterans and their health care needs, too, but maybe some smart pro-war republican will recognize that this form of health care is socialism(!) and these wounded vets need to pick them own damn selves up.

DaRooster August 22, 2011 at 11:59 am

By the non-Kevlar boot straps no doubt…

V572 T-Blow August 22, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Just go visit your local VA hospital — goddamn socialist paradise, with government-employee docs and government-owned building…the horror!

DahBoner August 22, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Not only is free health care by Government doctors to Vets socialism, but the entire military is Socialism.

Go out and get your own private army and stop freeloading off that Big Gum'mint Military….

horsedreamer_1 August 22, 2011 at 12:32 pm

In a stunning move, Koch Industries stock rose 4.88$ with news of the Wichita-based concern's purchase of Xe.

yyyaz August 22, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Fuck me stupid. (No, not "Fuck me, stupid." Although that kinda works, too, in other fora.)

AJWjr. August 22, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Wait, what? srs?

memzilla August 22, 2011 at 6:32 pm

I used to wonder if it was Charles or David that had 666 tattooed just aft of his hairline. Now, I figure there's nothing in the Bible that says it couldn't be twins, each with a 333 tattoo…

Biel_ze_Bubba August 22, 2011 at 12:36 pm

The problem with health care costs for returning vets is the "returning" part. Keep 'em out there, blowing up shit, and it's a sacred "defense" expense.

MichelesPantalones August 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Six, seven stop-lossed tours of duty. Usually they off themselves around that point, so, no health care costs. WINNING, DUH!

GOPCrusher August 22, 2011 at 1:19 pm

But history will view W's Presidency kindly.

MichelesPantalones August 22, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Of course. Because it will be written by the same motherfuckers from Regent University who will infiltrate every orifice of this state the minute they can get one of their nutbags elected.

Steverino247 August 22, 2011 at 1:23 pm

We're still paying for WW2 and just finished WW1 when the last of the doughboys passed. The VA should be part of the Defense budget so people can see how much war really costs. Instead, the millitary busts their asses to discharge certain of our wounded and injured to the VA as soon as possible to keep them off the Defense books. I was able to thwart that process when my son was wounded in W's little adventure as I knew he'd get higher priority treatment if his chain of command was still involved (and they were–to their eternal credit).

MichelesPantalones August 22, 2011 at 2:45 pm

So sorry about your son. I hope he's doing better.

Goddamn you repugnantcans, stop throwing EVERYBODY ELSE'S KIDS into Moloch's gaping jaws ya great stupid bastards.

MichelesPantalones August 22, 2011 at 2:42 pm

$3.6 trillion and counting for Dubya's wars, according to Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes. That's close to 1/4 of the current deficit right there.

fuflans August 22, 2011 at 4:35 pm

also in bamz's outbox: one dead terrorist who actually did attack the united states.

MittsHairHelmet August 22, 2011 at 11:47 am

Props to KBJ for using two different spellings of Gaddafi in the same sentence.

donner_froh August 22, 2011 at 12:09 pm

And only two–since he has officially been dropped into the dust bin of history, perhaps the historians can decide which of the fifty or so variant spelling in English one should use.

Dude had a lot of aliases.

James Michael Curley August 22, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I alway preferred Malomar KaDaffy.

horsedreamer_1 August 22, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Camel season! Cobra Season! Camel season! Cobra season!

Biel_ze_Bubba August 22, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Or QaDaffy. Or GaDaffy. I prefer G'Daffy.
Google and Wikipedia can handle 'em all, so no worries.

johnnyzhivago August 22, 2011 at 11:49 am

The Air Force is even offering a package deal for weddings – missiles, flowers, cake, the whole deal…

DashboardBuddha August 22, 2011 at 11:49 am

Wait…didn't NATO bomb the everloving fuck out of everything? So, I guess we should have weighed in and bombed the double fuck plus out them.

chicken_thief August 22, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Hard to tell when enough is enough when bombing sand….

flamingpdog August 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm

… or ruins. My attack bomber pilot brother (see above), who flew missions over North Vietnam for six weeks right after the infamous Christmas carpet bombing episode, said he never knew why they had him flying those missions because all he was doing was "making the rubble bounce".

pdiddycornchips August 22, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Wingnuts hate wars unless they start them and they continue for decades. How many contractors are working for KBR in Tripoli right now? I'm guessing very few.
To wingnuts, this constitutes an epic fail.

MissTaken August 22, 2011 at 1:36 pm

When I was watching the coverage last night there were still buildings standing so obviously we didn't bomb enough.

MissusBarry August 22, 2011 at 11:50 am

Sorry, Libya, other desert muslin brown-people places got all our good bombings.

MLHencken August 22, 2011 at 11:54 am

If they had more oil, it would have been a been a totally different story!

James Michael Curley August 22, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Libya has lots of oil. Though most of it goes to Italy and Berlusconi uses it to massage 16 year old hookers.

chicken_thief August 22, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Really? Does one have to be a "natural born Eye-talian citizen" to run against him?!

MichelesPantalones August 22, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Eighteenth on the list of countries with oil. Canada has more.

I know! Let's invade CANADA!

Oblios_Cap August 22, 2011 at 11:51 am

“Ultimately, our intervention in Libya will be judged a success or failure based not on the collapse of the Qaddafi regime, but on the political order that emerges in its place"

Yes. If Libya's new rulers don't let us tell them exactly how to run their country and give our companies access to any natural resources they desire to exploit, then the revolution must be judged a failure.

And we have more bombs. Freedom!

GOPCrusher August 22, 2011 at 1:22 pm

So, basically, if the new leaders of Libya are not of northern European Xtian descent, we are going to have to tolerate Monica Crowley screeching that the Libyans overthrew one terrorist only to be ruled by other terrorists?

MichelesPantalones August 22, 2011 at 2:52 pm

When someone makes a move
Of which we don't approve
Who is it that always intervenes?
UN and OAS
They have their place, I guess
But when in doubt —
Send the Marines!

We'll send them all we've got
John Wayne and Randolph Scott
Remember those exciting fighting scenes?
To the halls of Tripoli
But not to Mississippoli,
What do we do?
We send the Marines!

For might makes right
And till they've seen the light
They've got to be protected
All their rights respected
Till somebody we like
Can be elected
Members of the corps
All hate the thought of war
They'd rather wipe them out by peaceful means
Stop calling it aggression
We hate that expression!
We only want the world to know
That we support the status quo
They love us everywhere we go
So when in doubt?
Send the Marines!

Biel_ze_Bubba August 23, 2011 at 12:19 pm
MichelesPantalones August 23, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Aww, Biely, yer such a pal!

And they say the devil's a bad one.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 23, 2011 at 4:26 pm

I am. That's why Tom Lehrer appeals to me.

fuflans August 22, 2011 at 4:41 pm

judged a success or failure based not on the collapse of the Qaddafi regime, but on the political order that emerges in its place

yup. just like in iraq. and my money's on a more stable order emerging more quickly in libya precisely because they have to work it out for themselves (well, generally by themselves.)

and no one is disbanding their fucking bureaucracy.

at imperialist gunpoint.

freakishlywrong August 22, 2011 at 11:51 am

I'm only disappointed these assholes didn't physically choke on their sour grapes and keel over.

MichelesPantalones August 22, 2011 at 2:53 pm

It could still happen. Close your eyes and repeat after me …

SorosBot August 22, 2011 at 11:52 am

So basically Walnuts is complaining that we didn't kill enough brown people, as usual. Even if it means turning on his old friend Qaddafi:
http://wonkette.com/442035/recent-gaddafi-fan-lin

freakishlywrong August 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm

When MTP or whatever fucking worthless Sunday show has Walnuts on next week, it would be nice if this were shown and 'splained..hahahahahhahahahahahh!! Who am I kidding; heeeennngggggggh?

SorosBot August 22, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Nah; the Walnuts-Graham-Lieberman triumvirate are very serious elder statesman who our media will never question, and they've proven their seriousness by their willingness to go, "booooom!"

AJWjr. August 22, 2011 at 1:11 pm

But at least Droopy Dawg came to his senses and will not be attending Gle2n Blech's Courage rally, which means Gle2n Blech is more of a Jew than Lieberman.

MichelesPantalones August 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm

DroopyDawg won't attend because taxpayers won't be covering the cost. He's a cheap bastard.

fartknocker August 22, 2011 at 11:52 am

I hope the Libyan ambassador to the U.S. uses his/her authority to meet with Senator McWalnuts and Senator Ham Bisquits. At the meeting, I ask that each member of Libyan entourage each bring a Libyan shoe with a steel toe and throw them at these war mongering ball sacks.

For peace.

Nothingisamiss August 22, 2011 at 11:56 am

Shoes for peace!

James Michael Curley August 22, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Shoes for industry!
Shoes for the dead!

Biel_ze_Bubba August 22, 2011 at 12:42 pm

FT FTW

KenLayIsAlive August 22, 2011 at 2:11 pm

"Libyan Entourage"

Worst. HBO. Series. Evar.

MichelesPantalones August 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Throw? How about a short, sharp kick, instead?

flamingpdog August 22, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Have them bring along an Iraqi journalist, too.

OK, he missed (twice), but he was close!

hollywooddood August 22, 2011 at 11:52 am

McWalnuts and Miss Lindsey are jealous they didn't get to wear codpieces and strut their stuff on an aircraft carrier.

Obama's war, Obama's win.

freakishlywrong August 22, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Except when Harold Ford Jr. or some other asshole comes out with the whole, "Bush laid the groundwork" argument, then the media can go back to praising this operation because they can credit a Republican. See?

MichelesPantalones August 22, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I swear to god if I hear a single person say that in my presence, I will rip their throat out.

nounverb911 August 22, 2011 at 11:52 am

"When do we bomb Syria?"

– John McCain

weejee August 22, 2011 at 11:55 am

Can we nuke those fricking penguins in Antarctica?

DahBoner August 22, 2011 at 12:17 pm

"Did I say Syria? Huh, huh, I meant Iran…"

horsedreamer_1 August 22, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Imagine what it will be like, twenty years from now, when you go to see your opthamologist in Stockholm or Sydney or Tokyo, & it turns out it's Bashar al-Assad.

flamingpdog August 22, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Maybe like this?

glamourdammerung August 22, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Well, at least Rand Paul would have a second paying member in his ophthalmologist "certification" club.

chicken_thief August 22, 2011 at 12:17 pm

*slurp, slurp, slurp* Ya, when?

~Lindsay, from the kneeling position

MichelesPantalones August 22, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb-bomb Iran
Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb-bomb Iran

Isn't that what the old bastid was singing back in 2008? Right before he got his ass royally kicked by the Prez?

zhubajie August 22, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Six months or so.

x111e7thst August 22, 2011 at 11:52 am

This was basically a French mission n'est ce pas. So they were probably dropping Brie.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 22, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Hundreds of tons of Brie, in the Libyan sun … that would have Gadaffi praying for some good old-fashioned high explosives.

flamingpdog August 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Brieta Palin?

zhubajie August 22, 2011 at 10:18 pm

It was Sarkozy's election campaign, like the invasions of Panama and Iraq were for Bush the Elder.

zhubajie August 22, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Joking aside, quite a lot of civilians were collaterally damaged to death by NATO's high explosives. None of them will get up again once the cameras stop rolling. They are dead forever.

Ducksworthy August 22, 2011 at 11:52 am

Wars always pay for themselves, don't they John? When has this ever not worked out?

greypanter August 22, 2011 at 1:48 pm

War and tax cuts always pay for themselves, but librul trinkets like job training are just a drain on the treasury.

MichelesPantalones August 22, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Not to mention cat food for all those indigent Oldz.

ifthethunderdontgetya August 22, 2011 at 11:52 am

Aging lesbian power couple John McCain and Lindsey Graham

Next time one of these two is on Meat The Press (this Sunday, probably), I hope proper billing is given.
~

DahBoner August 22, 2011 at 12:16 pm

"Meat The Press"

Hitler's Little Sausages?????

MLHencken August 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Meat the Press: people line up to throw raw, rancid hams at David Gregory.

proudgrampa August 22, 2011 at 11:52 am

McCain and Graham deserve each other. Dipshits.

weejee August 22, 2011 at 11:53 am

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Probly hiding in Lindsey Graham's cave.

friendlyskies August 22, 2011 at 11:53 am

Oooh, so that's what this war was all about. I had been wondering…

Oblios_Cap August 22, 2011 at 11:53 am

I'm sure if the government of a foreign country deemed that our government was treating us badly that we would welcome their intervention in our affairs – plus a health dose of their firepower directed at targets in this country – to set our affairs straight for us.

Native_of_SL_UT August 22, 2011 at 12:06 pm

May Canada bomb us until we get universal health care too.

Nothingisamiss August 22, 2011 at 1:19 pm

I welcome our new Canadian overlords.

MichelesPantalones August 22, 2011 at 3:01 pm

For Universal Health Care? Hell, I too welcome our new Canadian overlords.

zhubajie August 22, 2011 at 10:21 pm

But that would be terrorism!

SayItWithWookies August 22, 2011 at 11:54 am

"President Obama's illegal war in Libya is a disgrace to the Constitutional separation of powers, a slap in the face to Congressional authority, a reckless foreign policy blunder, a profound misappropriation of our overextended troops, supply chains and monetary resources, and will permanently stain US credibility in the Middle East.

What? It's over? Shit, took him long enough."

SenileAgitation August 22, 2011 at 12:01 pm

You nailed that like a roofer, Sayit!

HistoriCat August 22, 2011 at 12:45 pm

That's as much of a direct hit as a bomb dropped on an aircraft carrier from 0 feet! Well done.

KeepFnThatChicken August 22, 2011 at 11:54 am

It's so great to know that the extra taxes collected from these war conglomerates — from all this delicious profit they're making — will help pay for the deficit!

Slim_Pickins August 22, 2011 at 11:55 am

And you say Michele is reality-challenged?

Biel_ze_Bubba August 22, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Hand her a globe and ask her to find Libya on it.

GOPCrusher August 22, 2011 at 1:28 pm

I don't think she could get past the conflict of whether the Earth is flat or round.

Slim_Pickins August 22, 2011 at 2:14 pm

She knows its a Soviet Socialist Republic, nothing else matters.

Ducksworthy August 22, 2011 at 2:24 pm

In Texas we teach both and you get to decide.

MichelesPantalones August 22, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Well, see, there's reality-challenged, and then there's reality-challenged. I mean, these two old cocksuckers are just whining that they didn't get to play with things-go-boom. Whereas Michele is whining that the chocolate rabbit and rain got into bows of ham on baconsausage egg fairies. Now do you see?

iburl August 22, 2011 at 11:55 am

Gee whiz, McCain was all in favor of expanding ties to Lybia and sending them weapons several months ago.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 22, 2011 at 12:52 pm

We've been delivering weapons … it's not our fault that the damned clumsy French dropped 'em.

DaRooster August 22, 2011 at 11:55 am

I can't wait until Steve pays me for that black eye I gave him with the kickball in 4th grade… with interest I hope…

Steverino247 August 22, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Some other Steve or I'd collect. 8)

SheriffRoscoe August 22, 2011 at 11:56 am

"We regret that this success…."

Stop. Say no more. That's perfect the way it is.

DahBoner August 22, 2011 at 12:14 pm

"We regret that this success…."

Well hell, it's only fair!

After all, they spent almost 8 years ignoring Bush's failures…

lulzmonger August 22, 2011 at 4:18 pm

"… was unable to be filibustered."

V572 T-Blow August 22, 2011 at 11:58 am

Obama had better quit having these less-than-wargasmic successes. We want heroic leaders!

not that Dewey August 22, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Written like a true NYT article:

Liberals are especially careful to make the right noises: obeisance to the uniform having become the shibboleth of patriotism, as anti-Communism used to be.

Nothingisamiss August 22, 2011 at 1:21 pm

oh, holy shit.

not that Dewey August 22, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Is that why we do it, NYT writer? I figured it was because the volunteer troops give selflessly and often wind up dead, or very badly damaged, for which they receive scant remuneration, and their families are left to navigate the welfare offices and food stamp lines while being separated for months or years on end, and blowhard disingenuous hawks are forever trying to reduce their benefits while claiming that we need to create more disabled veterans and that as a society we should honor their commitment to us without needing to be told why.

But I'm just a liberal. I apparently don't know my shibboleths.

Respitetini August 22, 2011 at 11:58 am

"Aging lesbian power couple John McCain and Lindsey Graham"

Kirsten wins the morning.

Fred_Wertham_Jr August 22, 2011 at 12:21 pm

She deserves something just for doing all the work around here lately.

Nothingisamiss August 22, 2011 at 11:59 am

Wait…so Obama's call to intervene was a good one? I also heard it was a bad call? But I also heard that we should do MORE WAR?! But I also heard that Obummer was trying to make war on Libya with money that we didn't have ('Cause rich peoples need pay no taxes?) This is so confusing to me, having heard all of these things from my co-workers.

SorosBot August 22, 2011 at 12:17 pm

It was Obama, so for these GOP he had to have done something wrong; they just can't agree on what.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 22, 2011 at 12:58 pm

No need to agree on what. If Obama did it, it's bad. Bombs on Libya, Easter eggs on the White House lawn, plaing golf while the earth is still rotating, anybody who's not Wayne Newton entertaining guests … it's always bad, whatever it is.

fuflans August 22, 2011 at 4:43 pm

this is exactly the sentiment i was going to post.

we are such a loud nation with so little to say.

mumbly_joe August 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I can make war pay for itself!

Hmm. I could swear I've heard somebody say this somewhere before… if only I could come up with a person to link to that sentiment…

ttommyunger August 22, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Super-Douches in Dubya' Cabal selling the Iraq Invasion, perchance?

GOPCrusher August 22, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Those Iraq oil revenues should be kicking in any day now.

Swampgas_Man August 22, 2011 at 3:12 pm

To be fair, SOME of our countrymen are making big bucks from Afghani opium and heroin.

donner_froh August 22, 2011 at 12:01 pm

will free up $40 billion of their money to repay us for our expenses in the conflict

Someone doesn't understand the meaning of "their" and "our".

Its their money, however they acquired it and our expenses however we incurred them.

chicken_thief August 22, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Just like G-Dub had Iraq pay us back for their freedumz?

Nothingisamiss August 22, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Too logical. This argument will never be made.

SheriffRoscoe August 22, 2011 at 12:02 pm

But I thought that Lieberman was Ham-Biscuits lesbian lover? What, Lieberman decides he's done got over the hill and wants to retire and Lindsey's just going to throw him out like yesterday's ham hock? Bitch!

donner_froh August 22, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Upfist for the disgusting but oh so apt image of "yesterday's ham hock."

Limeylizzie August 22, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I think Lieberman's jowls got so long and floppy that the cunnilingus was getting kind of messy.

proudgrampa August 22, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Wow, Liz. That image is seared in my brain…Well done!

Love,

proudgrampa

Limeylizzie August 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Sorry PG, it made me feel slightly ill as I was writing it!

chicken_thief August 22, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Hell hath no fury like a woman on woman scorned.

horsedreamer_1 August 22, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Not dumped, just the third. Walnuts! & Ham-biscuits call Jowly Joe פיארר בר מזל.

Rotundo_ August 22, 2011 at 5:44 pm

One of them there may nah gee a twah let deals where they got three of them there gals a wrestlin' around and such?

genxr August 22, 2011 at 12:03 pm

What if we drop one more really big bomb, just for the hell of it? You know, to start their new democracy off right.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 22, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Huge glowing crater = clean slate.

fuflans August 22, 2011 at 4:45 pm

i just did a pea soup spit take on my computer.

widestanceshakedown August 22, 2011 at 12:04 pm

So, the current (D) president got Libya dealt with is less time than the long-gone (R) president took to lie up support for invading Iraq, which tarries on years past the (R) administration.

Any questions?

freakishlywrong August 22, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Nope.

arihaya August 22, 2011 at 1:01 pm

it always took an illegal immigrant to do the jobs we don't want to do

Biel_ze_Bubba August 22, 2011 at 1:01 pm

No troops? Why does he hate our troops?

GOPCrusher August 22, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Somali pirates.
Osama Bin Laden
Libya

Half the Republiklan Play Book is gone.

widestanceshakedown August 22, 2011 at 1:39 pm

So it's back to the default gay-bashing strategy again. Sigh.

HistoriCat August 22, 2011 at 2:00 pm

God, guns, and gays.

widestanceshakedown August 22, 2011 at 2:45 pm

The party that was against us even while it was against us.

Ducksworthy August 22, 2011 at 2:30 pm

No wonder Shely resurrected the old Soviet menace.

DoktorThompson August 22, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Any questions?

WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE!!??!?!!11!1!!eleven??!!

Rotundo_ August 22, 2011 at 5:49 pm

But there won't be any landings on carriers and strutting about with a codpiece (sweat sox) in a flight suit making all the pundits dampen their jammies! This wasn't a victory, there has to be peacock strutting and crowing and stuff. Without the symbolism what was the point?

zhubajie August 22, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Still lots of dead Ayrabs, though.

SmutBoffin August 22, 2011 at 12:06 pm

America will collectively look up from the can of hobo beans warming over a fire of burning lottery tickets and HDPE Mountain Dew bottles to chant "USAUSAUSA", softly.

freakishlywrong August 22, 2011 at 12:08 pm

"Aging lesbian power couple John McCain and Lindsey Graham"

Talk about "leading from behind".

SmutBoffin August 22, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Has anyone looked for Qhadffhi in the gold daishiki store? Or under the bed of his buxom personal nurse? Or at an anthrax and dirty bomb trade show?

widestanceshakedown August 22, 2011 at 12:35 pm

A tracer has been put on his DeLorean so as long as there are no megajillawatt bolts of lightening, it's only a matter of time.

zhubajie August 22, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Probably with his fellow tribesmen in the desert, planning the up-coming guerrilla campaign.

notreelyhelping August 22, 2011 at 12:10 pm

And, as the smoke rose, Col. McCain turned to Captain Graham and sadfully, wistfully murmured, "Some day, this war's gonna' end."

DahBoner August 22, 2011 at 12:35 pm

"Some day, this war's gonna' end."

And then Col. McCain and Graham both laughed and went back to baking Jews?

DahBoner August 22, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Was that a Trout pout?

I think some avid fisherman could fix that…

El Pinche August 22, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Speaking of ham-bisquits, I almost barfed up my breakfast picturing McCain and Graham "wrecking balls."

SheriffRoscoe August 22, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Do you think that Lindsey puts his homemade prune spread on John's biscuit, you know, to keep everything going like clockwork? There. How's that for imagery?

JustPixelz August 22, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Too bad Obama couldn't have been more like Reagan, using the full weight of our airpower against Libya. Or more like Bush 43 using the full weight of our military power against Iraq and Afghanistan. Those were the kind of short, quick, victories we like.

Goonemeritus August 22, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Hey maybe this let other countries fight their own wars (with a little UN help) might be a better way to go. You know what they say, give a man a fish he will eat for a day. Load a man and all his friends up with light arms while using overwhelming air power on the fishing hole…. Anyway you get my point.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 22, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Fish meal for everyone?

Swampgas_Man August 22, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Build a man a fire, he's warm for a night. Set a man on fire, he's warm for the rest of his life.

zhubajie August 22, 2011 at 10:27 pm

If we would leave people alone, but actually solve our own problems, then many of them would imitate us. As it is, it's just another Indian war.

hollywooddood August 22, 2011 at 12:15 pm

In other news, when Christine O'Donnell was asked about Libya, she said, "Stop talking about my private parts".

samsuncle August 22, 2011 at 12:46 pm

……..and then she drove off in her new vulva.

GregComlish August 22, 2011 at 1:03 pm

(BBC) "Some say it could have been an equatorial paradise. But for the last 41 years this land has deteriorated under the rule of an iron-fisted despot. The once-fertile valleys have grown thick with overgrowth and neglect. Pleasure has been officially banned here, denounced by the Taliban-like ruling class as a desecration and an affront to their God. Modesty is enforced by a Draconian code meant to protect residents from encroaching Western decadence. The locals are forced to wear drab cotton apparel. Shaving has also been prohibited. Few visitors have ever been allowed within the territory, but the reports of one man's improbable journey confirmed the worst…"

hollywooddood August 22, 2011 at 3:18 pm

That was fucking brilliant.

mavenmaven August 22, 2011 at 12:16 pm

yeah, we could have gone in there, occupied them, taken huge amounts of casualties as they try to get rid of it, and call it a big success. But it would have given blackwater a new locale for their homoerotic hazings, and thats "supporting the military".

donner_froh August 22, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Now all we need to do is outlaw the Ba'ath Party, set up a huge Amerikkkan diplomatic and intelligence operation and used trigger happy, coked-up thugs for security.

The Iraq model in the Sahel.

genxr August 22, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Time to deploy the ass-crack squadron of tequila shooters.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 22, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Copy Iran, in other words.

Oblios_Cap August 22, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Maybe we should send Libya a Vonnegut postcard!

weejee August 22, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Is there a Slaughter House 6 in Tripoli, Pilgrim?

Oblios_Cap August 22, 2011 at 12:28 pm

hi ho!

Serolf_Divad August 22, 2011 at 12:22 pm

What a fucking douchebag. If something so moronic were to actually happen this is how it would play out:

Fictional President McCain: OK, fragile new Libyan democracy just trying to stand on its own two feet for the first time. You owe us $30 billion for our troubles. Now hand it over.

Libyan Interim Government: But we're broke. We just fought a bloody war of liberation to trow off a tyrant. We're trying to set up a democracy and there are styll loyalists out there planning revenge attacks. As for the money, Kahdaffi hid most of it. We're still trying to track it down. We need our frozen assets to ensure security.

China: Don't worry Libyan people. What are we looking at? $30 bil? peanuts. We'll pick up the tab. now let's talk about those oil fields. We need oil, lots of it. I think we can be of benefit to each other.

Libyan interim government: AWESOME, THANKS!!!! You know your true friends ebcause they're the ones who stick by you in your time of need.

prommie August 22, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Look how well that Treaty of Versaille worked out, there was never any trouble from Germany again!

Serolf_Divad August 22, 2011 at 12:41 pm

And this is so much worse: this is imposing reparations on our supposed allies!!!! LOL!

horsedreamer_1 August 22, 2011 at 12:42 pm

& before that, Haiti's independence.

arihaya August 22, 2011 at 1:03 pm

don't forget Treaty of Sevres ..

uh and Brest-Litovsk too

harsh treaties always work ya seee

Schmegeg August 22, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Does Mittens get a 13000 sf mansion on the Med in Tripoli out of this?

genxr August 22, 2011 at 12:27 pm

There's a nice one that just came on the market. A bit of a fixer upper but a very motivated seller.

Schmegeg August 22, 2011 at 2:28 pm

With at least three master bedrooms, no expensive remodeling needed for our Mormon friends.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Lots of rooms for the wives!

beeryblog August 22, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Obama Doctrine Emerging in New Libya; Cowbagger Diplomacy ‘Refudiated’

The inevitable ouster of Col. Muammar Gaddafi will have been a victory for this administra­tion and the operation will provide a template for how future such troubles must be handled. It will have the added benefit of serving as the final repudiation of Cowboy Diplomacy while formally introducing the long overdue Obama Doctrine. The accomplishment will have come without the support of a loyal opposition in America. Indeed, it will have come despite a bed wetting and back stabbing disloyal opposition (see McCain, 'Old Blood and Gramps').
Article: http://beeryblog.wordpress.com/2011/08/18/obama-d

GregComlish August 22, 2011 at 12:26 pm

This is exactly what I was afraid of when Obama killed Bin Laden. Instead of endlessly wasting trillions of dollars on futile wars, USA is actually setting meaningful geopolitical objectives and then achieving them in a reasonable timetable. Won't somebody think of our struggling military contractors before it's too late?

genxr August 22, 2011 at 12:35 pm

This is going to gut our defense budget. And then where will we be?

subsum August 22, 2011 at 12:27 pm

It's Barry's fault, as usual. First, it was his fault for launching that ill-fated foray into Libya when there are so many pressing issues at home he should have been focusing on. Now it's his fault for not having been more aggressive in helping the Libyan people get rid of ol' Muammar. There's just no way for this prezint to do anything right!

Walnuts and his ilk wanna make me puke. What a douche.

prommie August 22, 2011 at 12:33 pm

If Obama found the cure for cancer, perfected cold fusion, and balanced the budget tomorrow, Charles Kraphammer would be the bozo to write the talking points explaining why he should be impeached for his crimes.

widestanceshakedown August 22, 2011 at 12:37 pm

That's just how he roll.

horsedreamer_1 August 22, 2011 at 12:43 pm
freakishlywrong August 22, 2011 at 12:40 pm

And fucking Noonington wouldst call him a "loser".

FakaktaSouth August 22, 2011 at 12:46 pm

This is the kind of shit making me crazy. The "just throw this out there and some of the know-nothings will only hear how Obama did it wrong and then perception is truth and Rs are always fiscally conservative and strong on defense" and I just about want to punch McCain in the twitter. ALSO "Who is ACTually twatting McCain's deep thoughts??" she mutters, wandering off all disgusted.

prommie August 22, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Don't forget how the media ennables the "swiftboating" strategy by presenting "both sides" of every story, even if one of the sides is patently false and moronic as well. The 50% of the public who are below average in intelligence see nothing but noise and controversy, assume that where there is smoke, or at least some crackpot "expert" to present the position that the earth is flat (and out of consern for journalistic objectivity is given equal time) there must be fire, and thus, half the people now believe Obama done fucked up in Libya, dadgummit.

genxr August 22, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Look we have to recognize that there were victories in the Bush/Obama presidency as well. It doesn't absolve Obama of any blame for the past ten years.

timbo71351 August 22, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I would love to see someone tip Krauthammer out of his wheelchair and kick the dogshit out of him.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 22, 2011 at 2:39 pm

"I would have done it sooner."

-Mitt Romney

RedneckMuslin August 22, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Obama 2
Bush 0

Although Bush caught Saddam we shouldn't have been looking for him in the first place.

DashboardBuddha August 22, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Seriously…shouldn't killing the wrong guy give Bush negative points?

arihaya August 22, 2011 at 1:05 pm

but but,, he's trying to kill Bush's daddy !!

widestanceshakedown August 22, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Are you trying to say that's why the US invaded Iraq? I'm flabbergasted!

horsedreamer_1 August 22, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Hunting out of season? That's a paddlin'.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 22, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Good point … we knew where Saddam was before we invaded, so what's the big deal about doing it the hard way?

Cheney could have just invited Saddam out for a bit of duck hunting, and we'd have saved a trillion or two.

arihaya August 22, 2011 at 12:44 pm

has Sarah Palin credited Bush for this overwhelming success yet?

seppdecker August 22, 2011 at 12:48 pm

McCain and Graham need more war, it is their viagra. When they don't get it, they're reduced to dildo-play and cranky outbursts like this.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm

That's what happens when the 2012 erection season starts so damned early.

DemonicRage August 22, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Lose an election. Bitch about everything you can think of 24/7 every day after that. What a hero!

kissawookiee August 22, 2011 at 12:51 pm

I get so mad when my neighbors stop me from taking a sledgehammer to their garage door. Now how am I supposed to charge them my very highly hourly rate for demolition work? And also for a new sledgehammer?

Guppy06 August 22, 2011 at 12:51 pm

A Vietnam veteran wants to know why we didn't just throw more airplanes at the problem like we did in Vietnam.

prommie August 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Nobody can defeat my Giant B-52s!

SorosBot August 22, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Giant B-52s? Great, we're gonna need a bigger Love Shack.

BTWBFDIMHO August 22, 2011 at 12:53 pm

The military is saving the full weight of our airpower to bomb Arizona, instead.

DustBowlBlues August 22, 2011 at 12:56 pm

In my heart, it feels like Franco is on the run and revolutionaries have taken Madrid.

Should I twatter that thought to Graham (R-Closet) and give him something to turn that frown upside down?

ttommyunger August 22, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Ham biscuits himself was conspicuously silent, considering he had a mouthful of Ham Biscuit, and McCain Goober, also, too, as well as…

jus_wonderin August 22, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Eww. McCain Goober. Ewwwww.

ttommyunger August 22, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I know, I know….;(

imissopus August 22, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Jesus Christ, could these two just buy a house in Palm Springs and retire already?

Steverino247 August 22, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Anybody who would pick Sarah Palin as a VP running mate is too fucking stupid to be quoted anywhere. Ever again.

jus_wonderin August 22, 2011 at 1:40 pm

That pick is an example of thinking with the other head. Yes, that head is stupid too.

Steverino247 August 22, 2011 at 2:40 pm

You know, I've got one of those heads, but I've never learned to think with it…

FlipOffResearch August 22, 2011 at 1:41 pm

It's the traitorous Republicans 2nd favorite game – try to frame any positive accomplishment of Obama as a failure.

Oh yeah, their favorite game – destroying our economy.

MissTaken August 22, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Finding where Qaddafi is will be easy. We just have to wait until Walnuts gets the invite to his 42nd Annual Labor Day BBQ.
http://www.politicsdaily.com/2009/08/17/john-mcca

Ramon X August 22, 2011 at 2:16 pm

It is a great comfort to me that our Nation has Statesmen such as these to keep track of things and say important shit like this.

gurukalehuru August 22, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Since nobody of any importance is going to say it, I'll say it: Nice job, Barry!

MichelesPantalones August 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm

I used to wonder if John McCain was awake while saying all these things that can only be attributed to having a particularly maggotty cheese in place of a brain. Now I know that the maggot activity can make it seem that the brain is actually awake, alive, and functioning. Like a jumping cheese.

StarsUponThars August 22, 2011 at 3:00 pm

from wikipedia.org:
"Gaddafi met with then US secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice in 2008, where she pressed him to complete his payout for the Lockerbie bombings. Libya and the United States finalized its 20-year standoff over the Lockerbie bombings in 2008 when Libya paid into a compensation fund for victims of the Lockerbie bombing, 1986 Berlin discotheque bombing, and to American victims of the 1989 UTA Flight 772 bombing. In exchange, president Bush signed Executive Order 13477 restoring the Libyan government's immunity from terrorism-related lawsuits and dismissing all of the pending compensation cases in the United States."

owhatever August 22, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Little Mac and Lindsey want to take a mulligan on this one and start all over again, this time spending a lot of American lives and money, the way it should have been done in the first place. China giggles.

Swampgas_Man August 22, 2011 at 3:09 pm

If they're bombing Texas/Oklahoma, I'll wave a sign that sez "Stop the bombing as soon as convenient!"

glamourdammerung August 22, 2011 at 3:31 pm

I am disappointed that we did not put Gaddafi between a television camera and McCain, Graham, and Lieberman.

glamourdammerung August 22, 2011 at 3:32 pm

And once again, the Republicans show they are willing to badmouth the U.S. just to disparage President Obama. Why do they hate America?

BZ1 August 22, 2011 at 3:53 pm

the sound you hear is the GOP twisting itself into a pretzel, trying not to say anything positive…

fuflans August 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm

does anyone know if you can get ham biscuits in either chicago or los angeles?

i am going to stop requesting ham biscuit postings and just see if i can find some goddamn ham biscuits where i am.

lochnessmonster August 22, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Just shows how insane McCain is..Does he REALLY think we will ever see any money from any of these countries?

smitallica August 22, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Because if Vietnam taught us anything, it's that massive bombing campaigns always work, do nothing to strengthen the resolve of the people we're fighting, and result in very few civilian casualties.

glamourdammerung August 22, 2011 at 7:20 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNfztA1i0ts

In case anyone missed McCain bowing to Gaddafi a couple of years ago while trying to undermine our country.

zhubajie August 22, 2011 at 10:29 pm

You all realize that most of the problems of the Middle East stem from partitioning the Ottoman Empire about 90 years ago? An intact Ottomania would be as prosperous as India or China.

Negropolis August 23, 2011 at 1:29 am

What bitchy little troll. You're Welcome, Libya. Right?

NadePaulKuciGravMcKi August 23, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Lindsey Graham
Joe Lieberman
John McCain

inseparable
Neocons

MichelesPantalones August 23, 2011 at 4:40 pm

That's what I mean. You're so bad, you're good.

Did you, by any chance, grow up reading Ruthless Rhymes for Heartless Homes?

Biel_ze_Bubba August 23, 2011 at 4:42 pm

The secret to my success is being so good, I'm bad. Gets 'em every time.

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