Saturday, August 9, 2008

McSame McWar McTime

Politics makes for strange bedfellows, and Russian politics seems to make the strangest beds of them all. On the topic of the Russian invasion of Georgia, both President Bush and Barry O are on the same page, asking for calm and diplomacy.

McSame on the other hand seems to think that Georgia was justified to attack Ossetia, but that Russia is *not* justified in attacking Georgia in turn.
When the North Caucasus slid into war Thursday night, it presented John McCain and Barack Obama with a true “3 a.m. moment,” and their responses to the crisis suggested dramatic differences in how each candidate, as president, would lead America in moments of international crisis.

While Obama offered a response largely in line with statements issued by democratically elected world leaders, including President Bush, first calling on both sides to negotiate, John McCain took a remarkably — and uniquely — more aggressive stance, siding clearly with Georgia’s pro-Western leaders and placing the blame for the conflict entirely on Russia.

What pray tell does McSame want us to do to Russia exactly? Is McSame trying to look foolish by saying Georgia is free to bomb the crap out of Ossetia? Or is he trying to look foolish by saying that Russia has no right to have military troops in another sovereign country it has no right to attack, while we're in Iraq and Afghanistan? Or is he trying to look extremely foolish and dangerous by trying to say we should get involved militarily while deep in two wars already?

This is a call not even George W Bush is willing to make. Let's think long and hard about what McSame as Bully-in-Chief would mean for the world with his temper and his disdain of international diplomacy. He actually manages to embody the worst characteristics of both Bush and the Nameless One: a nasty temper and mean personality, a sense of total entitlement, an extreme disconnect from reality bordering of willful ignorance, and the tendency to spout off without thinking.

After 8 years of vicious, vengeful belligerence tempered by bouts of guilt in the White House, we're in danger of trading it in for vicious, vengeful belligerence exacerbated by volcanic bursts of anger.

No matter what you think about Obama, he wins this particular point hands down. There are times for diplomacy and we need a President who understands this, not one who thinks he's the star of a Vince Flynn novel.

Above all this little war needs to be ended by the adults. A couple thousand people have already died and more will follow unless reason breaks out. McSame shouldn't be anywhere near this one.

A free world with that man at the helm is one of unending war, not just in the Middle East, but EVERYWHERE.

VP Joe (A Real American Zero)

I mentioned in passing that Joe F'ckin Lieberman was being kicked around as McSame's Veep, and I'm sad to say the odds of his selection have gone way, way up now.
Joe Lieberman, the former Democratic vice-presidential nominee who has endorsed John McCain, is being vetted as a potential running mate for the Republican presidential hopeful, according to an adviser to Mr McCain’s ­campaign.

Mr Lieberman, who has campaigned for the Arizona senator, has long been ­considered an unconventional but plausible choice for Mr McCain.

Although Democrats have rejected Mr McCain’s image as a maverick politician, Mr Lieberman’s support for the presumptive Republican nominee has, much to the chagrin of his former ­colleagues, helped to boost Mr McCain’s reputation as a bi-partisan legislator with friends on both sides of the aisle. Mr Lieberman, a staunch supporter of Israel, could also help Mr McCain win over Jewish voters.

“[McCain] loves Lieberman. And he is on the [short-]list because Lieberman has never embarrassed anyone, never misspoken. The first rule is, don’t take someone who costs you votes,” said one McCain adviser.

Since Joe F'ckin Lieberman's official job these days is to correct McSame's more idiotic/senile statements in public anyway, just give him the job. You know you want to, Sidney. Team Village Bipartisan Maverick Awesomeness would get so much press love it's not funny.

Then maybe the Dems can happily strip the asshole of his Senate chairmanships and we can get on with it.

And Behind the Curtain...

Raw Story is reporting that new evidence from Ron Suskind backing up his book that reveals how the Nameless One was behind the effort to link Saddam to nukes is compelling stuff.

A forged letter linking Saddam Hussein to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks was ordered on White House stationery and probably came from the office of Vice President Dick Cheney, according to a new transcript of a conversation with the Central Intelligence Agency's former Deputy Chief of Clandestine Operations Robert Richer.

The transcript was posted Friday by author Ron Suskind of an interview conducted in June. It comes on the heels of denials by both the White House and Richer of a claim Suskind made in his new book, The Way of The World. The book was leaked to Politico's Mike Allen on Monday, and released Tuesday.

There SHOULD be investigations into this, but we live in America. The White House earlier this week tried to ignore the book.

On Tuesday, the White House released a statement on Richer's behalf. In it, Richer declared, "I never received direction from George Tenet or anyone else in my chain of command to fabricate a document ... as outlined in Mr. Suskind's book."

The denial, however, directly contradicts Richer's own remarks in the transcript.

"Now this is from the Vice President's Office is how you remembered it--not from the president?" Suskind asked.

"No, no, no," Richer replied, according to the transcript. "What I remember is George [Tenet] saying, 'we got this from'--basically, from what George said was 'downtown.'"

"Which is the White House?" Suskind asked.

"Yes," Richer said. "But he did not--in my memory--never said president, vice president, or NSC. Okay? But now--he may have hinted--just by the way he said it, it would have--cause almost all that stuff came from one place only: Scooter Libby and the shop around the vice president."

"But he didn't say that specifically," Richer added. "I would naturally--I would probably stand on my, basically, my reputation and say it came from the vice president."

"But there wasn't anything in the writing that you remember saying the vice president," Suskind continued.

"Nope," Richer said.

"It just had the White House stationery."

"Exactly right."

What will it take, I wonder, for the Democrats to decide to put the Nameless One in the dock for crimes against America and the world? I mean, how bad does it have to be to get back on Nancy's table?

Or would that start to reveal how many Dems were complicit on this? What does the old bastard have up his sleeve? This is brutal stuff here...and not a peep out of Obama, Nancy, or anybody in Congress about yet another effort to lie us into war? Will we ever know? Will President Obama ever decide to look into this whole mess six months from now (should he actually win?)

Does anybody left in America care anymore?

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