…explained. A serious offering from XKCD.
“Barack Obama has been a failure in almost everything he’s done.”
Some of us are less shocked than others.
Also, appropriate smugness, at least when it comes to dealing with the real rubes. The question is, have they really learned, or will they fall for the con again next year?
[Update a few minutes later]
From community organizer to out-of-control cowboy: “I now call on Candidate Obama to protest President Obama.”
The danger of a president like this (and Hillary) was always that they’d feel compelled to demonstrate their national defense bona fides with some kind of ill-thought-out overseas action. But the up side is that it may at least get the Iranians to pay attention.
A new way to prevent or minimize thrombosis?
Why, when and how may we have to find another home?
Bill Whittle says go see it.
It’s time for Newsweek to be renamed Lastweek.
They’re pretty limited, really.
I don’t really care who wins, as long as Colonel Whathisname loses. I think that attempting to influence the outcome of events beyond that are far too problematic, with poor prospects for success, and large prospects for quagmire.
But we need to remove this carbuncle from the backside of humanity once and for all, after more than four decades of his insanity and warmaking, particularly now that the president foolishly told him that his time was up, and that his behavior was “unacceptable.” To leave him in power after that pusillanimous action, with no plan to actually make it happen, would weaken us tremendously, in both the Arab world and the globe at large.
He needs to be reminded that actions have consequences — something that he seemed to have forgotten in the transition from Bush to Obama — and if he doesn’t live long enough to learn the lesson, then his successor(s) needs to know it. If we are to rid the world of tyranny, we have to get the proper incentives in place, and one of those lessons should be, if you want to enjoy a comfortable retirement, you don’t slaughter your own people when your rule is challenged.
[Update later morning]
Stephen Green: We seem to have gotten into this war without a strategy. Do we even have an objective?
…in Wisconsin. And crickets chirp from the same media that was insisting that we all tone it down after Gabbie Giffords was shot. But that was different. She was a Democrat.
There’s a nice long piece at Air & Space about Mojave. I’m still reading it, so I may have comments later.
Thoughts on the new rush to war:
Just pointing out the obvious –
Like the comments in the BBC news section right now where you’d think no one had ever tried to put together a coalition of western democracies to depose an Arab tyrant who was abusing his population. And this one hasn’t even bothered to invade anyone recently.
From those comments one thing is clear – that was one well deserved Peace Prize!
Did these people never hear of Saddam gassing the Kurds, running over Shia with tanks to quell their uprising, or throwing his opponents in chippers?
I suppose that means my support for getting Saddam was “blood for oil” but my support for “Lyberation” is virtuous.
I just can’t figure myself out sometimes.
They told me if I voted for John McCain, we’d be bombing Arab countries while the supporters of the bombing promised that we’d be greeted as liberators. And they were right!