Wednesday, August 28, 2013

We Will Save Syria

...Even if we have to bomb it flat!  --After all, that approach has always worked in the past, right?

     And remember kids: polls looking bad?  Start a war!


Stranger said...

As Ser Niccolo Machiavelli pointed out some 500 years ago:

"If a Prince has, by his actions caused his subjects to hate him, he should (start) a foreign war..."

Looks like Obama is another who keeps The Prince on his bedside table. Just like Mao, Amin, Chavez, and the rest of the bunch.

Or perhaps Valerie Jarret reads.


Roberta X said...

You left out W and HW.

Dave H said...

According to conventional wisdom wars do tend to be good for the US economy.

But I think the President should have to pawn his Nobel Peace Prize to pay for the first bullet this time around.

Jess said...

Presidents are damn good at getting us into wars and damn bad at getting us out.

Maybe we should stipulate they're sent to the front line for combat if it doesn't end during their term.

Robert Fowler said...

What we really should do is mind our own business. Those people have been killing each other for hundreds of years. It's what they do.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

I agree with Robert Fowler. But I've been saying the same thing about the drug-gang-infested neighborhoods in our town for the last 20 years. As long as they keep it down in the 'hood, they can kill each other all they like.

In Syria's case, both sides are smart enough not to provoke Israel...or at least, they'd better be.

Jeffro said...

You left out W and HW.

Which modern presidents haven't?

I think Machiavelli needs a chapter on wagging the dog.

I used to be pretty hawkish on this sort of issue, now? Not so much.

Jay Dee said...

Why does that phrase, "We had to destroy that village to save it." suddenly come to mind.

Dave in Indiana said...

Nothing like providing close air support for al Qaeda in Syria.