I was going to compile a list of some of the more asinine attacks the Republicans made on Obama, starting the day after the downing of the Malaysian jetliner over Ukranian territory, when no one really knew jack about what had happened. And boy, there was plenty there- the whole pack of them attacked on cue, as is usual with Republicans. But what's the point? You all know perfectly well what they are going to have to say. So I thought I would just content myself with the remarks of the nation's premiere bitter old man/lying warmonger. I know I don't have to even mention his name:
"Oh, I don't understand this president."
That's for sure. And it's because you don't understand what it takes to be President. That's why you got the pants beat off you by a black man, something not one of us ever thought we'd live to see. Hint, in case you're wondering what I mean: people who are qualified to be President don't select an ignorant, lying clown to be one step away from the White House.
"Crisis on the border, he did the fundraisers, the fundraisers in New York while there are major, major conflicts, not to mention the loss of American lives, is reported that there were Americans on that airplane. I do not understand it...This is just what we used to call in the military AWOL."
Because he should have gone right down to the border, and when the child refugees tried to cross, he should have kicked them in the face. That would teach them who is boss. He doesn't even know enough to stand there and yell "get off of my lawn" like some Senatorial jackass geezer we can think of might have done. And of course, if only he had cancelled his public appearances, that Malaysian airliner would miraculously have reappeared and everybody would be happy.
And while we are on the subject of AWOL, here's another thing Obama didn't do. He wasn't such a careless pilot that he got shot down over enemy territory and then spilled his guts to the North Vietnamese while in captivity. That's right, Senator, you guys go on calling him a traitor all you want, making up your absurd charges. He isn't a real traitor like you were.
"It's a cowardly administration that we failed to give the Ukrainians weapons with which to defend themselves. These separatists may not even have occupied and had access to these weapons, which apparently, they got at an airfield. And by the way, it takes weeks of training to make someone able to use that system. They're clearly Russian trained. And these separatists are -- the leaders of them are Russians, as well.
So first, give the Ukrainians weapons to defend themselves and regain their territory. Second of all, move some of our troops into areas that are being threatened by Vladimir Putin, other countries like the Baltics and others. Move missile defense into the places where we got out of, like the Czech Republic and Poland and other places.... That's just for openers."
Right. Provide arms to a country right next to the second most powerful military on earth. That will work out just fine, and provide a great starting point for efforts to bring about a more peaceful world. Of course, it will provide more profits for American arms manufacturers, so that must be carefully weighed against the possibility of starting World War III.
"But let me point out again, at the time Yanukovych was overthrown and the Ukrainian people expressed their desire for freedom, they begged us for weapons. They begged us to give them weapons. You know what we gave them? We gave them MREs and we sent them in by truck, by the way.
If we had given them weapons, perhaps they could have taken that part of Ukraine back and that attack never could have been mounted from what apparently was a base where they captured this anti-aircraft missile capability."
Perhaps. Perhaps they could have taken back the land that the missile was shot from, because it was the only place on earth that the rebels could have fired that missile. And perhaps the Russians would respond by reopening a spy base in Cuba, ninety miles from the U.S. that had been closed since the sixties, just to teach people like this guy that two can play the game of undermining the other country. Oh wait a minute...no perhaps involved, that has already happened.
You'd think five years in a prisoner of war camp would have at least taught this guy that war is not a video game. But, I guess not.