one heck of a trial balloon

By azizhp Posted in Comments (12) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »

yikes.

Now we know where Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas) thinks the weapons of mass destruction are buried: in Syria, which he said he'd like to nuke to smithereens.

Speaking at a veterans' celebration at Suncreek United Methodist Church in Allen, Texas, on Feb. 19, Johnson told the crowd that he explained his theory to President Bush and Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) on the porch of the White House one night.

Johnson said he told the president that night, "Syria is the problem. Syria is where those weapons of mass destruction are, in my view. You know, I can fly an F-15, put two nukes on `em and I'll make one pass. We won't have to worry about Syria anymore."

in all seriousness, what's the best way to undo pressure on a dictator from his own people to democratize?

"aid and comfort" indeed...

You'd need more nukes than that. I'm ashamed of my fellow Texan for underestimating the ordnance needed. Always pack more bullets than you think you need.

Sheesh.

two nukes would be plenty to take out the capital. The rest of the country would fold pretty fast. I think it's do-able, but I'd use a stealth launched from the great plains rather than a locally-base F16.

None of the 80s vintage stuff.

To whom it may concern.

After reading this article and the responses it confirms my fears about the red state mentality.  Hitler would have loved you guys.  He too had no problem with mass killings of civilians.

I'm not a liberal, just someone who thinks that Jesus should come down and slap some sense into some of you.

Why can't Michael Bedard read?

...for anything (guess that's why the father's called Homer):

"'Best before November 1959.' Damn it, Bob. There were plenty of brand new bombs, but you had to go for that retro 50's charm!"

("Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming")

I here the BTK killer, Dennis Rader, is a staunch right-wing Republican conservative who voted regularly.

In light of your report about "trial balloons", it seems that he falls right into character.

We don't mind left-wing readers, but Lord, spare us the dumb ones.

Let me be the first to welcome you to - hold on, let's get you back on your feet; tsk, tsk, don't they ever dust here? - as I was saying, let me be the first to welcome you to the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.  We'll get your introductory pack and identity card to you by the end of the day; remember, the latter entitles you to 15% off at the online store.  In the meantime, enjoy our complementary meal of breaded panda cutlets and - ah, perhaps we should substitute a fruit drink for the wine?  And the ice cream is especially fine: hand made in Antartic sweat-shops, if you will permit my little joke.  Bon appetit!

I'm not entirely joking: this sort of thing is a common triggering event for new Republicans.

I prefer "murderous neocon" myself. the VRWC has such pedestrian ambitions.

to be a member of a cabal. Membership in a vast conspiracy is generally considered a prerequisite to being invited to join a cabal.

It's all about who you know; some so-called 'Cabalists' notoriously went up the greasy pole of rank ... you'll find out after your initiation ... with embarrassing speed.  Damn hidden Merovingian bloodlines.

Besides, the Cabals are dead-ends, anyway.  The real action's in the salons; that's where the Sith/Ninja powers get taught.  Who needs temporal power when you can shoot electricity out of your fingers?  Top of the world, ma!  Top of the world!

 
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