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Monday, January 02, 2012

Those damned Drones

What's Mallard raving about today?

President Obama, Iran, Drones

For a party that wants us to bomb Iran, Republicans are awful dainty about losses over Iran's airspace.


Tog said...

See? It isn't Batshit being willfully ignorant about Iran in some desperate troll's quest for attention! Because he put those words into Obama's mouth!

Meanwhile, the GOP hope(less)fuls are climbing over each other to take the most-bombingest stance against Iran...which, of course, was a cornerstone of McCain/Palin 2008.

*rolls eyes and sighs*

Anonymous said...

Oh no, 13 more days of these "predictions." Fortunately, the duck usually loses count (or has short attention span) before the end of most of his countdowns.

rewinn said...

I just finished C.S.Forester's The Age Of Fighting Sail which, while several decades old, offers an important lesson to serious students of military campaigns. In this account of the naval side of the War of 1812, Forester points out that British superiority at sea lead their frigate captains to offer battle so secure in the certainty of victory that they lost, five in a row, starting with Constitution's victory over Gueriere.

This gave us Americans great confidence and, in turn, our side started offering battle under foolish conditions, ending in several completely unnecessary and pointless defeats. Eventually both sides got tired of a war which neither could "win" in any meaningful sense (Wellington refused the leadership of the war against the Americans, on the grounds that while he could easily occupy all the cities, he could not control the countryside ... sound familiar?), signed a treaty and are now the best of friends.

We Americans all need to learn and remember this lesson but I don't think our corporate leadership wants us to.

Kip W said...

Well, I'll say this: when I think of a pilotless drone, I think of this comic strip.

Frank Stone said...

Here's my first 2012 New Year's prediction: The events of "Mallard Fillmore" will continue to take place in a half-dark void, reflecting the intellectual barrenness of the strip's content.

Steve-O said...

Similar "comic" back in 2001. President Bush attempts to buy back crashed spy plane from China with 8 bags of rice and a Ford F-150. That "comic" happened, right?

Don't forget, President Bush issued an apology to the Chinese for the incident. Where were the right-wing whiners back then chastising him for apologizing for America?

Forget all that other shit you hear about conservative principles. The defining principle on the right is hypocrisy.

Neo Tuxedo said...

Forget all that other shit you hear about conservative principles. The defining principle on the right is pissing off liberals.

Fixed that for you.

Steve-O said...

@Neo, true, I can't tell you how many times during Newt's recent rises in the polls how many of my right-wing associates were absolutely giddy at the thought of Newt Gingrich as their nominee, sticking it to the "libruls" and making "Obummer" look bad in a debate.

No thought given whatsoever to his policy positions or how he might govern. It was truly perplexing.

Kip W said...

Steve-O, it's only perplexing if you expect adult behavior from them. Otherwise, it's business as always.