GOP Still Hoping For Obama Failure (Op-Ed)
Set-up No. 1: Just yesterday, the Republicans in Congress PUBLICLY asked President Obama to produce his strategy for dealing with Iraq.
Then just this morning, Senator Tom Coburn said “This president has already made many mistakes in regards to Iraq, such as telegraphing to the enemy what his plans are.”
Damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t.
Set-up No. 2: Glenn Beck, Pied Piper of the pusillanimous right said; “From the beginning, most people on the left were against going into Iraq. I wasn’t. Liberals, you were right. We shouldn’t have. Not one more life. Not one more life. Not one more dollar, not one more airplane, not one more bullet, not one more Marine, not one more arm or leg or eye. Not one more. This must end now. Now can’t we come together on that?”
He said this only AFTER learning the president is planning on deploying 275 US troops to Baghdad to guard our embassy and possibly assist in any evacuation should that become necessary. I’m guessing Glenn is hedging his bets that fewer than 275 will come home. Then he and his fellow crazies will then be free to use his above rant to widen the gap between the White House, and the overwhelming majority of this country who are fed up with war. Make no mistake about it, this president IS in a pickle over Bush’s fiasco, but if I’m reading this correctly, Beck and his fellow Teahadists are counting on at least one American causality so that they can use it for political effect. “Patriots” such as they are.
Set-up No. 3: For the past 20 months, the battle cry of the reich-wing has been BENGHAAAAZI! What did Hillary know and when did she know it? Where was Obama at the time? Was he playing golf? Does he have a mistress? Was he with her at the time? Who is she? Why hasn’t Obama done more to bring these killers to justice?
And then yesterday, it was announced that the central figure behind the Benghazi attack was captured by US Special Forces in Libya, and will be brought back the US to face justice.
(We pause here for a moment to allow that to sink into the thicker skulls amongst the Fox & Fiends crowd).
Last night on Fox: “What took them so long to capture him?” — and my personal favorite — “Why now? Why didn’t they try to get him before Hillary went on her book tour? This is no coincidence, I think they timed this to help her.”
Right! American Special Forces deliberately held off on searching for this guy, out of their love for Hillary Clinton. And unlike how the Bush administration FAILED to locate Osama bin Laden the entire time they held the White House (which was somehow Bill Clinton’s fault), 20 months on the run for this terrorist is just too fishy, and the fact that Hillary is on a book tour… Well, if you can’t connect the dots, then there must be something wrong with YOU! What are you, a liberal MSNBC watcher?
I predict Darrell Issa will launch another investigation into just how Hillary managed to shield this guy for a year and a half. These people have lost their minds.