Thursday, July 2, 2009

Wingnuts - Totally Insane Edition

Joe Klein (Swampland): UnBolted

In the Washington Post today, screw-loose wingnut extraordinaire John Bolton has a column in which he advocates an Israeli strike against Iran. This would be shocking, except that...

On June 26, Bolton had an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times in which he advocated bombing Iran. And, well, er...

On June 12, he had an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal in which he advocated bombing Iran.

One wonders which op-ed page editor will succumb to this dangerous and demented guy's wiles next week.

update: For those seeking some sane commentary about Iran, here's Roger Cohen--still there, incredibly.

update2: Max Boot just loves Bolton's "analysis." Especially, Bolton's public diplomacy gambit: we're bombing you, but we're not as bad as your government. That should work wonders.

update3: Spencer Ackerman has at the public diplomacy idiocy. Boom-shakalaka, indeed!

Think Progress: Michael Scheuer: Obama Doesn’t Care ‘About Protecting This Country’

Earlier this week, former CIA operative and torture apologist Michael Scheuer appeared on Fox News, where he told Glenn Beck (who nodded in agreement), “The only chance we have” to repair our national security apparatus “is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States.” Yesterday, on Alan Colmes’ radio show, Scheuer made similar comments about the national security stance of the U.S., saying that he doesn’t believe that President Obama wants to protect the country “if it costs him votes”:

COLMES: You don’t think the President of the United States, Barack Obama, cares about protecting this country.

SCHEUER: No, I don’t. Because I don’t think he realizes what the world is like outside the United States. [...]

COLMES: You don’t think he wants to protect the country?

SCHEUER: I don’t think he can, sir. [...]

COLMES: He doesn’t want to protect the country?

SCHEUER: Not if it costs votes.

Listen here:

A number of progressive bloggers castigated Scheuer for his remarks on Beck’s show. The Washington Independent’s Spencer Ackerman, however, expressed disappointment in Scheuer’s comments and hoped that he was “being taken out of context,” citing his respect for Scheuer’s previous national security work. Unfortunately, it appears that Scheuer meant what he said.

sgw: Jon Stewart On Scheuer

This clip isn't even funny and I don't believe Jon Stewart wanted it to be.

Osama bin Laden Needs to Attack America

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The question is why isn't every cable news station and news outlet denouncing this clown today? We have to rely on Jon Stewart to police this kind of crap?! What the hell is up with that?

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