No, No, Don't Worry. Endless War Is Pretty Much Over.

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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Endless War Is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Wolter » 30 Aug 2013, 5:53pm

Keep swinging that dick, Bill.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 30 Aug 2013, 5:56pm

In The Kennedy Imprisonment, Garry Wills speculated that JFK wouldn't have withdrawn from Vietnam because of issues of masculinity. A plausible argument. Clinton throws it right out there that it's about seeming less of a man. Foreign policy by dick size.
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Post by Wolter » 30 Aug 2013, 5:58pm

I honestly feel like everyone in any position of power in the world is bugfuck crazy. We are letting bugfuck crazy people decide everything.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 30 Aug 2013, 6:00pm

Wolter wrote:I honestly feel like everyone in any position of power in the world is bugfuck crazy. We are letting bugfuck crazy people decide everything.
Only a crazy person is suited for the structures of power as constituted. People who argue personality are half right—they are all assholes and egomaniacs—but the mechanisms only work with assholes and egomaniacs at the wheel.
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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Endless War Is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Rat Patrol » 30 Aug 2013, 8:46pm

http://www.theonion.com/articles/syria- ... war,33659/

Oh, great. Now NATO's got to get involved in this shit. :ohboy:
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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Endless War Is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Silent Majority » 31 Aug 2013, 2:53pm

The brits are showing an unusual backbone in saying no to the US when America is shuffling about for a war. I reckon Obama probably made a pass at Cameron's gorgeous cockney tea girl #onlyflexkidswillgetthisone
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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Endless War Is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Flex » 31 Aug 2013, 2:54pm

Silent Majority wrote:The brits are showing an unusual backbone in saying no to the US when America is shuffling about for a war. I reckon Obama probably made a pass at Cameron's gorgeous cockney tea girl #onlyflexkidswillgetthisone

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 31 Aug 2013, 3:14pm

Supposedly this is the first time the Commons has voted against a PM's war wishes since 1782.
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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Endless War Is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Flex » 31 Aug 2013, 3:30pm

I don't generally enjoy turning war into a parlor game, but it's going to be genuinely fascinating to see how Congress deals with being asked for an AUMF with Syria. I guess Peter King is on CNN at the moment flipping his shit for being put in this position.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 31 Aug 2013, 3:36pm

Flex wrote:I don't generally enjoy turning war into a parlor game, but it's going to be genuinely fascinating to see how Congress deals with being asked for an AUMF with Syria. I guess Peter King is on CNN at the moment flipping his shit for being put in this position.
Are there any Republicans in the House who can pass for having gravitas when it comes to foreign policy? I can't think of any. Graham and McCain in the Senate are their, um, deep thinkers in Congress.
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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Endless War Is Pretty Much Over.

Post by JennyB » 31 Aug 2013, 5:57pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Flex wrote:I don't generally enjoy turning war into a parlor game, but it's going to be genuinely fascinating to see how Congress deals with being asked for an AUMF with Syria. I guess Peter King is on CNN at the moment flipping his shit for being put in this position.
Are there any Republicans in the House who can pass for having gravitas when it comes to foreign policy? I can't think of any. Graham and McCain in the Senate are their, um, deep thinkers in Congress.
Adolph senior (aka Ron Paul) seems to think he does.
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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Endless War Is Pretty Much Over.

Post by eumaas » 02 Sep 2013, 6:51pm

"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Endless War Is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Wolter » 02 Sep 2013, 7:04pm

Christ but liberals are terrible.
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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Endless War Is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Rat Patrol » 04 Sep 2013, 6:47pm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/0 ... 68027.html

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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Endless War Is Pretty Much Over.

Post by eumaas » 05 Sep 2013, 11:10am

"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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