Friday, April 20, 2007

More Than A Bit Off-Key....

Scenario: China, the world's preeminent superpower, invades and occupies Canada on a false pretense and lets it descend into civil war. The U.S., a developing nation without nuclear weapons, watches from next door. Then a senior Chinese official who could soon be the country's next president starts singing songs about "bombing the U.S." at political rallies. He gets laughs and applause.

As an American, would you or would you not demand that Washington develop the ultimate deterrent against that madness?

His implosion continues.

22 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The question was asked somewhat in 'jest'. That's crap. That was a hard core question from a hardcore VET.

4/20/2007 8:44 AM  
Anonymous wtf said...

Saw that last night. It didn't get nearly as much play in the media as Edwards' $400 haircut, which, by the way, was really a $150 haircut--not an unreasonable amount.

I never understood the appeal of McCain and when he hugged Bush in 2004, after the way Bush treated him in 2000, I didn't see how I could respect him. But the Baghdad open-air market walk 2 weeks ago, combined with this boneheadedness makes me question his grip on reality.

4/20/2007 8:49 AM  
Blogger wendyo said...

Edward's "$400 haircut" is just this year's "Al Gore said he invented the internet" or "Kerry is a French, windsurfing, flipflopper."

This is how they do it. Glen Greenwald had a very good deconstruction of this media distribution of myths on Salon the other day.

4/20/2007 8:58 AM  
Anonymous neondesert said...

How DARE you juxtapose the United States and Iraq with China and Canada?

The world is trying to deny it, but they all know that the US is a good and benevolent entity in the world, and China is a purely evil country bent on Eskimocide. And you're here drawing false equivalencies to promote your own pro-Iran agenda. As Karl Rove recently pointed out, we didn't even want this war, Bin Laden was the one who started it. And Ahmadinejad's paranoia will be responsible for the next war we're dragged into.

CR, why do you hate America?

4/20/2007 10:18 AM  
Anonymous Forest Ranger said...

To anonymous: Even if the remarks were said in jest, current realities require better judgement from a contender for the POTUS. There are many things to joke about, but bombing another country is not one of them. We require a leader who can display clear logic and good judgement, and McCain hasn't displayed either(at least, in my opinion).

To Neondesert: Um, I can't tell if you're joking or not, but if you are serious, then, your tone reminds me of the time before the Iraq war when critics were labeled as un-American or unpatriotic. Suffice to say, it's CR's love of this country that requires him to be speak out when he believes that something is wrong.

4/20/2007 11:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

forest ranger, the word "Eskimocide" leads me strongly to believe Neondesert is joking

4/20/2007 12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. US bombs Iran
2. They bomb Saudi Arabia's oil mecca
3. Oil and gas prices shoot up
4. Our economy goes into the toilet


I just mapped out America's ruin without Iran using a nuke and while rendering the US nukes pointless except for revenge.

Nice deal, eh?

KPA

4/20/2007 1:08 PM  
Blogger Grodge said...

This may be how empires end. I'm sure there is some corresponding quote from a Roman Senator about the Visigoths circa 300 or 400 CE. Sen McCainus (as in Anus) of Brundisium, perhaps?

The difference is that today international sentiment can be affected very quickly and what took several decades two thousand years ago can be brought about with a few years now.

Just forty years ago, the US was the moral authority of the western world, and this has degenerated quickly into a wild imperial grab for natural resources and power, overthrowing governments on every continent, torturing foreigners and spying on our own people.

4/20/2007 2:18 PM  
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Blogger Matt said...

What everyone seemed to miss in Mad Mac's comment was that it was said in response to a question stating isn't it about time we sent bombers over to Iran. Apparently it made Mad Mac think back to words of the Beachboys song in vogue at the time the hostages were seized in Iran during Jimmy C's time. So he answered ironically, as if to say 'here we go again,' by voicing a few words from the song. He never suggested we bomb Iran. It was in fact a rebuttal to the questioners desire that we do it. I'm no Mad Mac fan but I've got to give him a pass on this one. I

4/20/2007 5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um...Matt...Barbara Ann...is a sixties song (1965). he was probably looking back fondly at carpet bombing yellow skinned people in Vietnam. Old habits die hard with professional soldiers. Maybe if he was humming a disco tune you might have him.

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