Saturday, June 21, 2014

Well....this is uncomfortable......

On Memorial Day in 2013, John McCain went on a secret trip to Syria to meet with the rebels who were fighting against Bassar Assad. At the time, McCain described his visit as ‘moving.’ During an appearance on CNN, McCain elaborated on his experience. 
“It was a very moving experience to meet these fighters who have been struggling now for over two years. And they’re very aware of the battlefield situation and they’re very disturbed about the dramatic influx of Hezbollah fighters, more Iranians, and of course, stepped-up activities of Bashar Assad.” 
McCain posed for pictures with these rebels, smiling as the camera snapped. Now, ISIS, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria formerly known as Al Qaeda in Iraq, is using those pictures as a campaign ad. 


  1. When the only tool that you have is a lawn-mower, everything looks like grass.

  2. Good one Will. Related to a favorite of mine: ""Give a child a hammer and everything becomes a nail.""

    But yours fits better.

  3. When will we learn to stay out of that part of the world? There are no good guys, and there is no compelling national security threat.

    We stay out, and they will bomb, burn, behead and slaughter on another. All we have to do is monitor it, and when a combatant gets outside the ring, we kick him back in or kill him.

    "Fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them here" is a proven stupidity.

    Leave them alone and let them slaughter on another over there, and they won't care about what we're doing over here.

  4. Exactly. That line, along with a few other choice bumper sticker phrases, were all designed to pave public sentiment for interventionism wherever grand designs or dollars compelled an Administration to go.

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