ARGLE BARGLE

So it’s been a whole half-week since the President outlined his strategy on dealing with the ISIS situation, and while leveler heads have been willing to discuss Obama’s ideas and proffer some feedback on their merit, The Usual Suspects have been frothing at the mouth and falling over backward over the inevitable failure of something that hasn’t even started yet:

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) did not hold back on Sunday in expressing his outrage at President Barack Obama’s refusal to send ground troops to confront ISIS, warning that the “gates of hell” would “spill out onto the world.”

“It’s going to take an army to beat an army, and this idea [that] we’ll never have any boots on the ground to defeat them in Syria is fantasy, and all this has come home to roost over the last three years of incompetent decisions,” Graham told Fox News host John Roberts. “It’s delusional in the way that they approach this.”

And if there’s anything Huckleberry knows, it’s “delusional”!

See, the great thing about formulating a strategy is that it’s a plan which can be amended or changed, not something graven in stone that can never be questioned. If ISIS truly begins to be a world threat in the future, we can act on it then.

Plus, even if it’s an “army”, where’s its ability to project power any further than Iraq/Syria? If it’s an entirely local threat, why are our allies in the Middle East refusing to deal with them? Maybe they know more than we do?

Back to the Grahamcracker:

The senior senator from South Carolina said that ISIS was similar to Nazi Germany, but instead of a master race, they were “a radical Islamic army that’s pushing the theory of a master religion.”

Oh, goddamnit, NOT AGAIN. Blah blah NAZIS blah blah conquest blah blah Islamofascism blah blah world threat blah blah argle bargle flibbety floo. WORST MENACE TO FREEDOM EVER (other than of course, Benghazi!).

And this man is a United States Senator. Once again, I feel it necessary to apologize to the rest of the country, and the world, that South Carolina keeps electing nutballs like this to represent us. *sigh*

I wouldn’t really worry, though, since one of Huckleberry’s peers has plans in place to keep us safe:

“The radical Islamists have 1.3 or more billion Muslims to work with,” the Iowa congressman said on The Steve Deace Show. “Now they aren’t all supporters… but that is a huge population to draw from,” he continued, suggesting that recruiters are “certainly in the United States,” particularly in mosques in Virginia and Minneapolis. “So they have a network that they flow in. And it isn’t that all Muslims are a supporter of ISIS but the network that flows through the mosques is certainly the communications centers. We ought to be looking at this dot to dot. And we ought to have people sitting in those mosques watching to see what’s going on,” he explained.

They hate us for our freedoms, so we’re going to keep getting rid of those freedoms. Brilliant, Mr. King. Brilliant. “They’re not all supporters, but hell, let’s act as if they are just in case!”

You’d think it was 2002 all over again.

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2 thoughts on “ARGLE BARGLE

  1. “And we ought to have people sitting in those mosques watching to see what’s going on.”

    Well you know what? Thanks to a number of loopholes and laws, including the PATRIOT Act, we can take it as given that “we” do have people sitting in mosques. And certain churches and a variety of organizations including fricking Greenpeace. In fact, it is easy to imagine a real-life version of the gag in which it turns out every member of an organization is in fact some sort of spy.

    What this dumbhole apparently wants is for the President or the head of the intelligence agencies running these operations, to publicize this information because spying works really well when the people you’re spying on know for certain that you’re spying on them.

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    • Yeah, Rep. King (R-Islamophobia) kind of forgets the government surveillance of the Quakers and the Catholic peace activists back in the Bush years. And I seem to recall in my hazy old-guy memory that there WAS already surveillance of mosques.

      But we both know Stevie is playing to the “OBAMA DUN DO NOTHIN’ ‘BOUT TERRISM” yahoos.

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