harsens_rob (harsens_rob) wrote,

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The Wingnuttery - It Burns!

Once upon a time, not so long ago, we were being told that questioning the POTUS on his foreign affairs choices was tantamount to being a traitor during a time of war. Not only were we supposed to give blind obedience to our President, but we weren’t to so much as ask questions about his plans and why we were at war to begin with – even when faulty intelligence or the manipulation of that intelligence was at issue. To do so, you see, was to provide comfort and encouragement to our enemies.

My, how opinions suddenly change when the Neo-Con Wingnuttery isn’t in control, anymore:

Ron Paul's chief foreign affairs advisor, Michael Scheuer, has come up with a novel solution for what he percieves as America's weakness under President Obama:

Scheuer: The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States. Because it's going to take a grass-roots, bottom-up pressure. Because these politicians prize their office, prize the praise of the media and the Europeans. It's an absurd situation again. Only Osama can execute an attack which will force Americans to demand that their government protect them effectively, consistently, and with as much violence as necessary.

Now, I hope to God that somebody will give this clown a chance to “clarify [my] remarks and actual opinion”, because this sounds like Treason. It sounds to me like somebody who doesn’t agree with the left-leaning President is advocating that Bin Laden has the power to change our ways… all it’ll take is for him to launch a major attack and kill thousands more innocent American civilians… and that’s just what we need for our own good.

Surely, that isn’t what he meant for it to sound like – surely he wasn’t being treasonous toward his fellow countrymen and the duly elected head of government by hoping, on national television, right before a national holiday to celebrate our Independence by suggesting that Osama could really help us out by killing us (presumably, he meant us rubes and not an attack that would affect him directly). Surely.

Just for giving this apparently murderous asshole airtime, Glenn Beck receives an anti-recommendation.

Former CIA official Michael Scheuer who, obviously pining for the good old days when no amount of violence was ever enough, openly wishes for bin Laden to kill a bunch more innocent Americans with another wildly successful terrorist attack -- you know -- just to reawaken the fear of the great terrorist threat that kept the neocons in power for so long.


This is the same Michael Scheuer who, a few months ago, played patriotism police arguing that anyone who didn't support the United States using torture to interrogate terrorist suspects was anti-American ... now he's begging for a terrorist attack on the United States. This is a pretty awesome example of how the right conflates its political interests with the interests of the country as a whole. If there's no terrorist attack, then Americans are safe. But Scheuer can't be right if there's no terrorist attack. And Scheuer being right is actually more important than Americans staying alive.

Yes, Neo-Conservatives – please keep asking why your GOP party of preference has been so unsuccessful in the latest rounds of elections. But, make sure that you continue to pin the blame on us and not the fucking insane shit that comes out of your mouths… that way I can rest assured that you stay far, far away from real power again.

As to the Republicans, by the way, I’d feel much more tempted to vote for you if for no other reason than to keep Obama honest, if you didn’t have this putz and others like him as your “analysts” and “pundits” and “policy wonks”. You used to be sane – maybe you can find your way back to it again.


Tags: anti-recommendation, complaint, cracked, holiday, opinion

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