Sunday, November 07, 2010

War is good for GOPers (and their military contractors)

Ink not even dry on the official election returns and already emboldened GOP neo-cons are rattling their sabres:
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said his fellow conservative, fresh from their historic elections romp this week, support "bold" action to deal with Iran.

If President Barack Obama "decides to be tough with Iran beyond sanctions, I think he is going to feel a lot of Republican support for the idea that we cannot let Iran develop a nuclear weapon," he told the Halifax International Security Forum.

"The last thing America wants is another military conflict, but the last thing the world needs is a nuclear-armed Iran... Containment is off the table."

The South Carolina Republican saw the United States going to war with the Islamic republic "not to just neutralize their nuclear program, but to sink their navy, destroy their air force and deliver a decisive blow to the Revolutionary Guard, in other words neuter that regime."
And he wants to bully China, just for good measure.

"The last thing America wants is another military conflict" but Lindsey wants to give it to us anyway. Actually, he could get me on board if every single politician and pundit who calls for an invasion leads the first brigades into the country. They want more cursed war, let them take up their guns and fight in it. And maybe they could practice up for this impending and necessary combat by joining the troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, since those invasions were such successes that the wars are just about won over there.

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Anonymous Ruth said...

Cannons to right of them
Cannons to left of them
Cannons in front of them
volleyed and thundered.
Into the valley of death...
Hey, where'd they all go??


2:10:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL Ruth. Don't you mean: Heh, indeed.

2:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Solomon Kleinsmith said...

It is pretty darn creepy how quickly they've started talking about war with Iran...

And you're spot on with the mention of mercenaries... I mean military contractors. Its truly INSANE how much we spend on them around the world.

Solomon Kleinsmith
Rise of the Center

12:26:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Don't think they ever stopped talking about Iran, but they have more momentum again after the electoral win. It's all part of the "center right" narrative the media and the GOPers love so well.

9:14:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Perhaps they're secretly aware of how massive government spending on WW II ended the Great Depression. Perhaps they're just greedy bastards, who knows?

What is it -- 55% of the budget and more than the rest of the world combined - more than all our allies combined and on weapons to fight an enemy who collapsed 20 years ago?

No, defense isn't about defense.

10:48:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Eisenhower was definitely right when he warned us...

3:07:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

That Commie? The guy who told us that paying off the massive debt by increasing the top bracket to over 90% would produce unprecedented job growth and stability? COMM-unism!

8:12:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Don't you mean Commiemarxistliberalsocialism? :)

4:25:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Try saying that three times fast - without thinking of Palin.

9:20:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Damn, forgot to add the fascism... ;~)

3:31:00 PM  

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