Friday, September 14, 2012

Magic Mitt

Most of us are aware of the Mitt Magical Underwear, what we didn't know was that Mitt is imbued with even more magical qualities.
“There’s a pretty compelling story that if you had a President Romney, you’d be in a different situation,” Richard Williamson, a top Romney foreign policy adviser, said in an interview. “For the first time since Jimmy Carter, we’ve had an American ambassador assassinated.”
I guess I'm just stupid enough to have missed the magic all those other Presidents possessed.  You'd think that given the GOP sainthood  bestowed on St Ronnie of the Reagan they'd have stopped for a second to think... well, OK - do something resembling thought. 
Williamson added, “In Egypt and Libya and Yemen, again demonstrations — the respect for America has gone down, there’s not a sense of American resolve and we can’t even protect sovereign American property.”
I'm not real sure just exactly what this cretin thinks a US Marine barracks in Beirut qualifies as, but I'll bet the soldiers thought it was US property and didn't take their lives to be worth less for the Marine label.  Now, I'll admit that St Ronnie's resolve demonstrated by invading Grenada and letting the barracks bombers get clean away with it doesn't impress the hell out of me - but then he's their Saint not mine.

It might have missed him that this isn't the only time US Embassies have been attacked and destroyed since Carter.  But, given Williamson's background and who he held influence under, his spot as an r-Money top advisor probably ought to give pause to any consideration of ascribing any intelligence to anything he says.  I don't know, you might be able to pay  me enough to say things this stupid, I'm not immune to money - but there isn't enough currency in the world to get me to believe anything this stupid...  Nope, I take it back - I do have standards and no you couldn't pay me to say it.


Carl Fisher said...

'According to the State Department Office of the Historian, five U.S. ambassadors have been killed by terrorists:

—Adolph Dubs, in Afghanistan, 1979

—Francis E. Meloy Jr., in Lebanon, 1976

—Rodger P. Davies, in Cyprus, 1974

—Cleo A. Noel Jr., in Sudan, 1973

—John Gordon Mein, in Guatemala, 1968

Two other U.S. ambassadors have died in plane crashes:

—Arnold L. Raphel, in Pakistan, 1988

—Laurence A. Steinhardt, in Canada, 1950'
The AP

What candidate Mitt fails to understand is the crucial role the US plays in helping to ease tensions across the world. When you play the role of diplomat between different factions within a country you run the risk of becoming a target. Diplomats and US citizens put their lives on the line every day in these far flung outposts for peace and prosperity. To simply assume that "if I was in charge" that these things wouldn't happen is arrogant as it is stupid.

I'm sure if Mr. Romney had been president instead of Truman, Nixon, Carter, and GHWB all these folks would be alive too.

Need we remind Mr. Williamson that it was his party that tarnished respect abroad and that the Obama administration has done much to reverse the decline of American animosity around the globe.

LanceThruster said...

Though the ability for self deception is not limited to any one party, Goppers seems to have elevated it to an artform.

LanceThruster said...

If Mitt ran the zoo, I'd expect a "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" scenario for every creature, great or small.

What a goddamned fuckwit!