Newt Gingrich Shows Off His Stupidity While Speaking About Syria

newtWith Newt Gingrich being given a slot on CNN’s reboot of the once popular show Crossfire, you just had to know that it wouldn’t take long before the former House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate made the news for saying something stupid.

Well, you can add Gingrich to the list of Republicans who seem to be going out of their way to try to make Obama look weak following the compromise on Syria, while praising the “strength” of Putin.

Gingrich said that Putin was playing a game of chess while Obama was playing a “very lucky game of tic-tac-toe.”

Because that makes sense, right?

After all, it was Putin who took the lead in Syria, right?  Oh, wait—no, that was actually President Obama when he stunned the world a couple of weeks ago by saying he would ask Congress to approve limited military strikes.  This following the numerous reports that Syria had recently used chemical weapons to kill over 1,000 Syrians.  Chemical weapons that Syria, until just very recently, denied even having.

I’m sure had President Obama not made his public comments a few weeks ago, this deal would have still been agreed upon, right?  If you believe that, you’re delusional.

Gingrich then goes on to insinuate that Putin made the United States stand down and agree to Russia’s terms, and by doing so has now increased Russia’s influence in the Middle East.

He claims, “Putin stepped in to maximize Russian influence in the Middle East.  That is strategically a defeat for the United States.”

I guess Gingrich would rather have Obama scoff at diplomacy and opt for nothing short of a third United States war in the Middle East?

That’s essentially what he’s saying.  Because we didn’t go in there and bomb Syria, we somehow came out looking weak.

So let’s see.  President Obama calls for military action, forcing Russia to come up with a response, which then leads to Russia more or less forcing Syria to agree to hand over its chemical weapons to be destroyed—and somehow that’s a victory for Russia?

Oh please.

If President Obama hadn’t done what he did, Syria would still probably be using these weapons—and they sure as heck wouldn’t be giving them over to international authorities to be destroyed.  Obama got exactly what he wanted.

But then Gingrich’s words become even more idiotic when he talks about war.  “People are sick of the violence.  They are sick of the Middle East.  They are sick of where we are as a country right now,” Gingrich said.

So wait, which is it?  Are people sick of the violence and the Middle East or should they be “ashamed” that Obama chose democracy over war?

The bottom line is, Gingrich basically gives two contradicting viewpoints.  That by choosing diplomacy over war, Obama looks weak and Putin looks strong—yet people are sick of war and the Middle East, implying that war shouldn’t have been an option.

It’s just more of the same from Republicans as it relates to the issue in Syria and their pathetic attempts to somehow disagree with whatever President Obama does.  If he does nothing, he should be doing something.  When he calls on the United States to do something, he shouldn’t be getting involved or what he’s calling for isn’t enough.  When he calls for more war, he’s being a warmonger.  When he uses diplomacy to avoid war, he’s weak and “let the Russians win.”

The behavior by many of these Republicans as it relates to Syria has been so pathetic it’s almost unfathomable.  I’ve never seen an entire political party essentially not know how to respond, because no matter what they did it could somehow get used against them in a primary race down the road.

Many Republicans were simultaneously trying to support and oppose war at the same time.  They were trying to call for “more debate for alternative solutions” while basically hoping that no other alternative solutions would be found.

In short, as it relates to Syria, Republicans are still completely lost.  They really don’t know what the heck to say or what side of the issue to stand on.

And a prime example of that is seen in these ignorant comments by Newt Gingrich.

A man who praises the Russian president for his diplomacy (while condemning our president for his),  all while condemning war and further U.S. involvement in Middle Eastern affairs.

Something President Obama masterfully avoided.

So what do Republicans like Newt Gingrich support?  They seem to oppose diplomacy but didn’t support military action.  Oh, I know what that means.  If President Obama had left Syria up to these Republicans, they would have opposed war and opposed diplomacy.

In other words, they would have done nothing.

And doing nothing is exactly what Republicans are good at.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • j walker

    And he was a top republican candidate for President last election?

    • Lore Hudson-Ramirez

      The second top one; defeated mittens was their poster boy.

  • Anthonij

    Gingrich: ” ”People are sick of the violence. They are sick of the Middle East. They are sick of where we are as a country right now,” Gingrich said.”

    I think Gingrich is right about all three points. What he is quite wrong about is how these observations relate to the president.

    The first two points have in large measure to do with the psychologicical hangover induced by the magnificently stupid (for the US) and thoroughly evil war-for-corporate-profit in Iraq that was inflicted on us and the Iraqis by the worst preident in the history of the United States, George W. Bush.

    The third observation is also true but very much double-edged: right-wing lunatics, teabaggers and Republican corporate stooges are sick of the attempts by the rest of the country to strengthen the middle-class, to establish laws that increase social justice, and protect the republic from the corporate and banking elite that seeks to create an oligarchy that does only what profits that economic elite.

    And that rest of the country is utterly sick of what those rightists are doing with their obstructionism in congress and their attempt to thwart the will of the greater part of the population, both with regard to the economic policies they champion (all for the benfit of the rich) and their fundamentalist Judeo-Christian social agenda.

    And speaking of being sick of violence, all sane Americans are sick of the gun-violence in our own country… But I bet the Newtster sides in with the NRA on all gun-control issues….

    • Betty Caron

      Well said.

    • strayaway

      Gingrich was for all these wars before he was against them. He is repositioning himself to be on the same side as Kucinich, Alan Grayson, Rand Paul, Noam Chomsky, the American people, and even the Pope and in opposition to the more establishment Obama, Hillary, Boehner, McCain, Raytheon, and his former self. It’s that last one, his former self, that will be the biggest impediment to taking Gingrich seriously.

    • G. W. Markle

      The Christian Dilemma:

      The greatest threat to America, and indeed to the rest of world, at this point in history, comes from the staunch advocates of right wing ideology, and I must submit this warning to you: There is a grave problem with the right wing movement, in that; they seem to possess a distorted sense of entitlement. They’ve set themselves apart, and seem to think that their faith gives them the right to view the world from a platitude of conceit, through condescending eyes, and with a false sense of superiority. They actually believe themselves to be superior beings, with a manifest destiny and some strange notion that God is on their side. A people with a desire to conquer, under the false guise of Christianity, seeking to dominate in the name of Christ, their view of humanity being reduced to nothing more than a matter of “us” and “them”.

      What they fail to realize is; if the Christ you believe in leads you to view other humans as lesser beings, then you are a follower of the anti-Christ. The plain truth is; God doesn’t have a religion and God doesn’t discriminate. Any religion that professes to be the only true religion, or that they‘re special in the eyes of God preaches false doctrine. If the Spirit of God is truly with you, it will only be known by acts of “unconditional” love and charity. No religion can claim exclusive rights to God. He belongs to all that He has created, and to foster a belief in “us” and “them” is to divide humanity, not unite it.

      And so it will be, in The End, that those who have set themselves apart from their fellow man will find that they have set themselves apart from God. The worth of a soul will only be measured by how much it has loved, nothing more, nothing less. Woe to those who have taken the widow’s mite and built castles and empires in His name. They have incurred a great accountability, their suffering will be unending.

      Even Jesus will not claim to be Christian, but will only proclaim the glory of the Father. And when He returns they will shout: “Here we are Lord!” And He will respond: “I never knew you”. They have forsaken the Word and have become prisoners of the Numbers.

      Those who have put themselves first will be last.
      ~

      • Devil_Dinosaur

        Daddy issues. Big time. See someone about it.

      • G. W. Markle

        Big mouth for a false identity.
        I take it you’re one of those imaginary superior beings, trying to fill your emptiness with hatred.
        Have a nice eternity.

  • Camoleft

    This American is sick of Newt Gingrich. And I thought CNN couldn’t get any worse. Between this and Wolf telling the POTUS to look into the camera and talk directly to Asaad, it is embarrassing! The world must think we are idiots.

    • Pipercat

      Ah, CNN. Only CNN would put kerosene and matches together and call it news. S.E. Cupp’s obnoxious, incredulous eye rolling schtick is enough to keep me from ever watching this farce…

  • Betty Caron

    WIN WIN OBAMA
    Not a single shot fired
    Not a single missile fired
    No warrior wounded or killed
    War criminal make to surrender his WMD
    THANK YOU PRES. OBAMA
    98% MEDIA (RIGHT & LEFT) DIDN’T GET ANYTHING REGARDING THE SYRIA STRATEGY RIGHT.. NOW LET SEE IF THEY CAN STAND – UP ADMIT THEY WERE WRONG & CONGRATULATE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UITED STATES..
    I use caps to make sure they can see it..
    Let take a Poll on all media

  • SRNCOIC

    Obama’s doesn’t need anyone to point out that he’s weak–it’s on full display with his bumbling, fumbling foreign policy.

    Only sheeple believe that this was premeditated strategy. It was a reporter’s question to John Kerry and his gaffe that initiated the steps towards this alleged agreement. The chemical weapons are still in country so your declarations that the Dear Leader is brilliant is premature.

    Trusting Putin, a KGB officer from the Cold War, and Assad, a brutal dictator, is naive and foolish.

    • suburbancuurmudgeon

      Right…you’re another one for whom Obama can do nothing right. What would YOU have done, O Brilliant One?

      I still think this was a setup from the beginning.
      Republicans want Obama to do something
      Obama threatens to bomb Syria.
      Republicans say Obama needs Congressional approval.
      Obama says, “OK, then give it to me.”
      Republicans crap in their drawers
      Kerry says, “Hand over your chemical weapons.”
      Republicans can’t decide if Obama should bomb Syria or not.
      Russia says, “You bomb Syria, we start fighting you.”
      Republicans can’t decide if Obama should bomb Syria or not.
      Putin tells Assad, “Hand over your chemical weapons or I can’t guarantee that maniac in the US won’t turn you into a glass parking lot.”

      Good cop, bad cop.

      • SRNCOIC

        There’s zero evidence that Obama has done anything right.

        The notion that the Russians are going to disarm whoever has the chemical weapons in Syria is comical considering that they have been violating the 1993 Chemical Weapon Convention Treaty since it’s incept. They never made their full declarations on their own stockpile and most experts believe that they are developing new generations of chem-weapons.

        Assad is supposed to provide his initial declaration of his chem-weapons inventory on Friday. It’s not going to happen. This time next week he’ll be claiming that he’s “still working on it.” Even when, or if, he does make his declaration in a few weeks, it won’t be complete and there’ll be a number of “amendments” stretching out over the next few months.

        Late next year, we might get to see some public displays of some old rusted out devices as a “show of good faith” that “good work” is being done but you won’t ever see the real weapon as this issue fades from the minds of the sheeple.

      • Seriously?

        Once again, not even an attempt at a solution. You are hilarious.

      • SRNCOIC

        Thanks.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        There is zero evidence Obama has done anything wrong. You just don’t like him. And you STILL haven’t said what you’d do. Typical right wing chicken$hit.

      • SRNCOIC

        Benghazi, Fast & Furious, Obamacare, Using the IRS to target political enemies, bankrupt green energy companies, record unemployment, stoked racial division, Hurricane Sandy recovery is an epic failure, jeez, I could go on for hours, Co*cksucker.

      • Mr. Smith

        Hummm, Benghazi is a non starter and it was a republican congress that reduced funding for Benghazi security resulting in the breach of security, IRS didn’t target political enemies it targeted everyone indiscriminately, Obama didn’t bankrupt any green energy company he has never been in charge of any, record unemployment? wow you are stupid, google unemployment labor statistics to see how ignorant you truly are, stoked racial division? wow you are really out on a limb on that one he works very hard to stamp out racial injustice, hurricane sandy epic failure? Funny how even Republicans praise how well he handled Sandy… Remember Katrina thats what epic failure looks like. Yes I bet you could go on forever calling people vulgar names blurting out ignorant conjecture but it will only serve to make people realize that your on the wrong side of the issues and your unsubstantiated arguments invalid…. Stupid troll.

      • Guest

        Pot. Meet. Kettle, the Co*cksucker. LMAO!

      • Mr. Smith

        @SRNCOIC:disqus I do love how stupid you prove yourself to be.

      • SRNCOIC

        Ooooooohhh….rush me to the burn center cause you really got me good, Mrs. Smith.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        I think you are proving how stupid you are. Do you have ANYTHING intelligent to say or do you just like complaining? Are the kids on your lawn again?

      • SRNCOIC

        Well, since it YOU who believes I’m proving my stupidity, I suppose I’m done for…

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        You’re too stupid to realize when you’re done for.

      • SRNCOIC

        LMAO! What’s that make you? I’ve been schooling you ever since I showed up here.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        Only in your dreams. You haven’t proven jack nor $hit.

      • SRNCOIC

        I’m not familiar with that turn-of-phrase. Is that Arabic or Farsi?

      • strayaway

        You’re both wrong, Benghazi, the Islamist takeover of northern Mali, the racial attacks on sub-Saharan Africans in Libya, the turnover of 200 state of the art US surface to air missiles to Al-Queda, and the subsequent collapse of the Libyan economy were all unintended consequences of President Obama’s contribution to the overthrow of Libya’s government. This attack was not authorized by the UN, outside of the NATO charter, and in violation of the Constitution. Kucinich called it an impeachable act. If President Obama hadn’t conducted his executive ordered war, it is arguable that Benghazi and all those other things wouldn’t have happened. Thank goodness the American people and their elected representatives headed him off from doing the same thing in Syria. Accepting refuge in Putin’s safety net was a good decision. First Snowden; now Obama.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        What do we have to do with Mali? We’re not the world’s cop anymore, nor should we be. Obama didn’t overthrow Libya; Gadhaffi’s own people did with help from the French. We were a little late to the party.

        So what is it you guys REALLY want?

      • strayaway

        President Obama attacked Libya, as part of a coalition, by executive order. The coalition included France. Mayhem ensued. Syrian weapons wound up in the hands of Islamists. Some of Khadafis former mercenaries got out of Libya and joined up with the Islamists who went on to destroy and kill in Mali. An unintended chain reaction was caused by the attack on Libya. We definitely don’t want to act like the world’s policeman when we obviously don’t know what we are doing. What do we want? We want a return to constitutional government instead of having our President act like another Khadafi. We want our federal government’s money to be spent on Americans instead of on bombing foreigners. We want to stay out out of Syria too and that includes not providing weapons to rebels in that country.

      • gemma liar

        record unemployment??? that inaccuracy despoils thy entire post. fast and furious was initially a BUSH ploy, Benghazi? 4 dead? U need to TRYtryTRY 2 remember the Iraq war,,,as well as our consulates–and THOSE dad– in bush’s 8 yrs. keep crying regressive rightwing fool,,,keep watching your BIBLICAL fox “news” and suck up to losers such as michelle ( mad at life for no breasts) malkin and expanding waistlines such as Hannity , beck and littledick limbaugh

      • SRNCOIC

        Ye Old English phrasing offers a very effective vehicle for a snappy but misinformed retort.

        BTW, I’m areligious so your BIBLICAL dart didn’t just miss the target, it fell well short.

      • Rick Catdaddy Blankenship

        What exactly were you the Senior NCO in charge of?

      • SRNCOIC

        I’ll answer you but first you have to tell me how you became a “catdaddy.”

    • Pipercat

      Sheeple and Dear Leader, only two? Don’t you know the goblin handbook specifically requires at least one ad hominem hat trick!!

      • SRNCOIC

        Are you the “Official Ad Hominem” monitor for this site? If so, I’ll be watching to make sure that you are fair and balanced.

      • Pipercat

        I’m just disappointed is all; yet, surprised! You’re not a hit and run goblin! You do get one star for not engaging in that, oh so, dreadful juvenile wordplay on Obama’s name!

      • SRNCOIC

        Hey, I thought you were the Ad Hominem Monitor. I’m getting ad hominemed all over the place here. I though You People were fair and balanced.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        Stop whining. You’re the one who called me a Co*cksucker. If you can’t stand the heat, STFU.

      • Pipercat

        Sorry, I only address fallacies stated in original assertions. As for the rest, you’re on your own. Now sound off like you’ve got a pair!

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        No, he and I share the duty. And you wouldn’t know fair and balanced if it bit you in the @$$.

      • SRNCOIC

        Go ahead, Prog, show me “fair and balanced.”

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        You’re seeing it live. Can’t say the same for FOX.

      • SRNCOIC

        Wow, you just played the FOX card….and off the bottom of the deck!!! I’m surprised that I even caught that because you have such a deft typographical way of being so sly. Amazing! Can you show me again?

    • Seriously?

      And your brilliant strategy, SRNCOIC? Or… more than likely you are simply one of those….” I can bitch and complain cuz I will oppose Obama at all cost, but I really dont have anything that would approach a good idea”?

      • SRNCOIC

        Try to convince me that you never bitched about Bush.

      • Phenoy

        The difference is, there is every reason to bitch about Bushy Jr.. ..

      • Coy Potts

        I like how SRNCOIC doesn’t even attempt to prove a point. He’s here solely to stir crap up and he has nothing to support his ideology. Typical.

      • SRNCOIC

        Reading comprehension failing you? Read my first post again.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        I did. You haven’t proven jack $hit. All you have are poorly conceived opinions. Try a solution for a change.

      • Mr. Smith

        Tell us there is nothing about Bush to bitch about. Explain to us how Obama’s foreign policy is worse then Bushes. Of course you can’t because your happily an ignorant moron SRNCOIC. You brandish a military symbol for your icon but have absolutely zero respect for our military and its personnel. You sir are a disgrace. Mr. Obama positioned the situation perfectly. “mission Accomplished” not one dollar spent and not one soldier died and you have the nerve to criticize that? Your an azzhole. People like you spew garbage without one once of verifiable information to bring to the table. You make statements without one bit of intellectual debate, citing sources and providing tangible solutions. Fortunately people like you are very very quickly becoming an insignificant minority and in the next decade will only resemble a crazy person yelling at themself on a park bench. No one will listen to the likes of you and no one will care that the likes of you wont like it. Sure you’ll try to “take back OUR country with YOUR second amendment rights” but you need to ask yourself first “How well did it work for Waco and Ruby Ridge?” “What are the chances I can beat S.E.A.L, Ranger and Infantry teams backed by predator drones?” The fact is you and those like you will become nothing more than smoking stains in the history of life.

      • Leslie Todd

        Give it up …. Regan and both BUSH’S , WERE ABSOLUTE FAILURES AND COST AMERICANS PLENTY …… WERE STILL IN AN ECONOMIC DOWN TURN BECAUSE OF THESE PHONY RIGHT WING ASSHOLES .

      • SRNCOIC

        Easy to type, impossible to prove.

      • Mr. Smith

        Really? Its easy to prove, where would you like me to start?

      • Mr. Smith

        Bueller? Bueller? As he makes more comments showing his childish ignorance but he wont give me a starting point…
        Interesting. Please tell me whats impossible to prove and I’ll be happy to prove you wrong.
        But then again its very hard to have a battle of wits with and unarmed person.
        Folks be thankful there are people like SRNCOIC out there it will make the progressive intellectual take over of this country happen that much faster.
        I wonder how much Newt pays this guy… Its not enough.

      • SRNCOIC

        Progressive intellectual is an oxyMORON.

      • gemma liar

        awwww– the little regressive rightwing Christian is name calling!! lets hear it for the atrophying rightwingers!

      • SRNCOIC

        I never said I was Christian. Or muslim. Or anything.

        You’re probably a Satanist. Or voodooist.

      • gemma liar

        ahhhhh,,,, so soddy,,,so soddy— im agnostic( which means Im smart enough2 know that GOD cannot be defined by MAN)

      • SRNCOIC

        I areligious but I respect those who need their beliefs.

      • gemma liar

        no one “needs” religion ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,just as no one needs tobacco or opium

      • gemma liar

        and shall I name REGRESSIVE intellects??? Hmmmm,,, lets see: ok! michelle ( no tits and pissed about it) malkin,,,,glenn beck,,,,sean Hannity ( what an idiot),,,,michelle Bachmann — sarah ( sexy as hell but no too bright) palin,,,, shall I continue?

      • SRNCOIC

        Right….people who prefer shirking personal responsibility, immorality, deviant behavior and hates America don’t really like those people you listed.

      • CharlieSelf

        Sonny, I served my country in the Marines, and I despise the Fox trotters Beck, Bachmann, O’Reilly, Hannitty, Palin and the rest. I love this country, but I don’t believe everyone has to kiss my butt in agreement with the way I express that love.

      • SRNCOIC

        “blah, blah, blah, Fox, skasdlkasfoi kass aiorf fpssf kaso gdfksdfsdfgsg dkfjgtids glkeq”

        This is an interpretation of your comment.

      • gemma liar

        Reagan started the mass outsourcing of our domestic jobs overseas,,,,and was the president who catapulted our DEBT being sold to asia,,,,I did MY homework: as for the bushes do I need to type those blundering idiots?

      • SRNCOIC

        Reagan, eh? Was that by executive order or did he just set up a BIG conference call with all the manufacturers and demand that they fire Americans and move as many jobs overseas as possible, ASAP?

      • YouKnowMe

        This is what you call debating with facts?

      • SRNCOIC

        No one here is debating with actual facts. I’m just trying to fit in.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        Yeah, we ARE debating with facts and we can back up what we say. You can’t.

      • YouKnowMe

        This is what you call debating with facts?

      • melloe

        No he signed legislation that paid Companies to move out of the country. Ford and Zenith were assured ahead of time and moved before the ink was dry

      • gemma liar

        hey kreskin,,,,,he signed laws which allowed the HUGE companies to start the exodus OUT OF AMERICA,,,,,, and why did U not comment on his selling our debt to asia?? typical rightwing trash- can U say “IRAN CONTRA”?

      • melloe

        Easy to prove, and SO many examples of his failed policies, and other policies he ( reagan ) put in place that are detriment to the Nation

      • SRNCOIC

        Shouting doesn’t make you any less wrong, Mr. Toad.

      • SRNCOIC

        You first, Dick Ed.

      • Mr. Smith

        Me first what?

      • SRNCOIC

        Geezzz…read your post again.

    • Jon Emery

      And actually it didn’t start with Kerrys “gaffe”(which even if it had a random comment that can stop war hardly seems like a gaffe) it started with a short private conversation with putin and obama but being private reporters didn’t know about it until later.

      • SRNCOIC

        “Stop a war?” This alleged agreement is not about stopping the war–it’s supposedly to have Assad turn over his chemical weapons.

        LMAO!! Delusion is your middle name.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        No, it’s also about us avoiding ANOTHER war.

      • SRNCOIC

        LMAO! That’s why The Brilliant One said that he would go to war without Congressional approval, to avoid another war.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        So what do you want? Another war or no war? Congressional approval or go it alone? You wouldn’t be happy if you wuz hung with a new rope.

      • SRNCOIC

        That’s the problem you neo-intellectuals, you believe that we want war. Couldn’t be more wrong.

        Of course he has to have Congressional approval, that’s the law.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        Right…did Reagan have Congressional approval to invade Grenada in 1983? Did Bush have approval to invade Panama in 1989?

        You won’t be happy regardless of whether or not Obama attacks Syria because you don’t like Obama.

      • SRNCOIC

        You’re half-right. I don’t like Obama’s white half. He’s a screw-up and a sellout.

        The black half is cool. He’s got that slick little hitch in his gitty-up when he strides towards the teleprompter that just says, “Sit down everyone, I got this.”

    • Leslie Todd

      Why are Military people 99% right wing ….. It makes our Military people look so ignorant , so blind , so gullible , I want to see an intelligent military for my tax dollar .

      • SRNCOIC

        My brothers and sisters sacrifice so you have the freedom to trash them. Stay classy, Mr. Toad.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        Your brothers and sisters haven’t sacrificed for us since WWII. All those other wars were for bullshit reasons.

      • SRNCOIC

        Right, just blow off the 3000+ lives lost on 9/11/2001, they didn’t mean anything to you anyway.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        Yeah, how about the 4400 lives tossed away in Iraq for nonexistent WMDs? When did Iraq invade the US?

      • SRNCOIC

        WMDs weren’t the only reason we invaded Iraq. A coalition of nearly 50 countries invaded Iraq to enforce several UN resolutions. I know, I was there–twice. My squadron’s first set of orders specifically stated that we were supporting the enforcement of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1441.

        Your hatred for America is ringing loud and clear. In fact, I suspect that you’re not even American, probably some foreign national here to stoke anti-Americanism, ala Tokyo Rose and Axis Sally.

        Maybe you should change your screen name to “suburbancommunist.”

  • scarhand

    Well, we could follow the republican POTUS’s style and invade Hungary, that would solve the problem in Syria!

  • nobodyforpresident

    Another career asshole talking shit for a paycheck.

    • Mr. Smith

      I want to vote this up but its perfect at the bottom of this page where it wont get lost. He is referring to SRNCOIC, please take the time to read his comments to see what kind of a ‘special’ kind of idiot troll this guy is.

      • SRNCOIC

        So you guys have a Ad Hominem Monitor and a Troll Monitor.

        Kewl!

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        YAWN.

  • SRNCOIC

    Because Russia insisted, this alleged agreement with Assad includes zero military consequences for Syrian non-compliance and neglects even mentioning who is to blame for the chemical attacks. The Obama administration also, incredibly, agreed to Moscow’s demand that Assad be protected from referral to the International Criminal Court for war crimes. As soon as the alleged agreement was announced, Syrian officials promptly declared it “a victory for Syria, achieved thanks to our Russian friends.”

    Assad called The Brilliant One’s bluff, used chemical weapons on his own people and got away with it. Putin and Assad are now punking The Brilliant One while the sheeple bleat their praise.

    Unbelievable.

    • Seriously?

      I will continue to ask you for your idea here. Typical Republican, quick to identify a problem and totally unable to provide a solution.

      • SRNCOIC

        Your request has zero relevance to this discussion but carry on.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        No, it has EVERYTHING to do with the discussion. You like to shoot your mouth off but you, like the Republican party in general, have no solutions or alternatives. Again, what would you like to see, O Magnificent One, and how do you know it wouldn’t blow up in your face?

      • SRNCOIC

        No. It doesn’t.

      • Seriously?

        SRNCOIC, are you for real or just joking. It is laughable that though you’ve been repeatedly ask for a single solution you’ve not even made in attempt.

      • SRNCOIC

        I wonder how many times I can force you to repeat your inane request?

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        Probably forever, because we know you are too stupid to offer any kind of solution. We can keep this up just as long as you can.

    • suburbancuurmudgeon

      Why is it our role to do ANYTHING with Assad?

      • SRNCOIC

        Ask your Dear Leader, The Brilliant One. He laid out his case last Tuesday.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        You keep saying he shoulda done something, but you never say why.

      • SRNCOIC

        I never said that he shoulda done something—you’re a fibber,

    • Mr. Smith

      Obama has zero say in the international criminal court, remember America refused to sign the treaty joining it because they didn’t want American politicians being carted off to other countries to stand trial for their international crimes, ohhh say like starting a war in Iraq. In case you have forgotten G.W. Bush has a war crimes warrant for his arrest and cant leave the country or face being prosecuted. Your retarded and ignorant SRNCOIC. Your mother must be proud she raised such an idiot.

      • SRNCOIC

        Bush has been traveling internationally fairly regularly there, Mrs. Smith.

      • Mr. Smith

        Please cite your alleged facts with verifiable information troll.

      • SRNCOIC

        Mrs. Smith, I cite press releases from the last five years. Google and Bing are your friends.

      • Mr. Smith

        I did and all it talks about is bush not going over seas because of his arrest warrant. No surprise that you still haven’t proven your argument that makes you wrong and irrelevant.

      • SRNCOIC

        Don’t blame me for your ineptness. It’s all over the place.

      • Mr. Smith

        Prove it.

      • SRNCOIC

        Why?

      • Mr. Smith

        So you can’t even offer a link proving your side of the argument? LOL I win.

      • SRNCOIC

        What did you win, Mrs. Smith? You gonna brag to your life partner that you “really skewered some evil but anonymous right winger” on the Internet. Did’ja earn some “brownie” points?

        Don’t you just wish you could punch me right in the face? LOL!

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        Do you enjoy being a dick or did your momma drop you on your head? I’m betting you weren’t even in the military.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        No, it isn’t.

      • rick dalton

        Bush cancel his travels accept here in the U.S. are you joking. Mrs Smith friend is the truth to bad you live in a bubble world of lies SRNCOIC

      • SRNCOIC

        Your command of the keyboard has earned you a promotion to the rank of Amateur Third Class.

        Congratulations!

    • rick dalton

      Think you made want to prove that cause nothing like that ever came out. Let us guess you heard it 0n Fox so it got to be true. The military action was never remove from the table get a better source for info. Why is it everything you said came straight off fox news they been caught in lies so many times and debunk

      • SRNCOIC

        The Fox card was already deftly played earlier today by the surbancurmudgeon. I almost missed him dealing it off the bottom of the deck but my eagle eyes caught him, I called him on it and he had to slink back to his surburbanlifepartner to cash in his brownie points.

  • Leslie Todd

    GINRICH ….. Guilty of BLACK-TRACKING ………. meaning that the Tea Party Republicans are and will be against what ever Pres. Obama is FOR even if they were FOR it before but now if they are FOR it and Obama is FOR it then they could be ruined as a party member . Like the old Soviet Union ….. they must follow the ” PARTY LINE ” or else .

  • Sherol Ann Limpy Williams

    Everyone who is so impressed with Putin should move to Russia. And I think CNN is the new Fox.

    • Pipercat

      That’s ridiculous, it’s not like they’ve added hot chicks to their… hey, wait a minute….

  • Guest

    I cannot believe all these Republicans are signing Putin’s praises. Are you kidding me? If you are so impressed with Putin, why don’t you join Snowden and take your happy a**es to Russia. And by the way is CNN the new Fox?

  • Sherol Ann Limpy Williams

    I can’t believe that all these Republicans are singing Putin’s praises. Are you kidding me? Why don’t you all move your happy a^^es to Russia with Snowden then? And by-the-way, is CNN the new Fox?

  • rick dalton

    Obama played the whole thing like a well oil machine. He took it out of his lap and dropped it right into Putin laps something goes wrong it on Russia owns it and not the U.S.. A very smart chess move on Obama part conservatives is piss cause they didn’t have the brains to think of it

  • inaforeignland

    SRNCOIC Thanks for your service to our country and your cogent comments. Most of the bobbleheads following this site would defend Obama if he were caught on tape taking candy from children. They are teminally infected with a diasease that is rarely cured except for the few that may get mugged by reality a some point. You can’t save those who don’t want to be saved.

    • SRNCOIC

      Salute! It was an honor and privilege.

    • Lynne

      You are evidently one of those Americans who considers any and all criticism of the Right Wing in America to be anti American. Criticising your brash, bully-boy tactics and ignorant, and frankly weird politicians – Bush (both of ’em) Gingritch, and that unbelievably awful – not to mention thick – woman you almost voted in as Vice President, and many more – can only be healthy and is seen by the rest of West as a huge relief that your’e not ALL totally off your trollies!

  • mre2000

    You know, I’m an Obama guy, and Newt’s a tool… but you keep writing about how Obama was the man in charge on this, and I couldn’t disagree more. IMHO your arguments on the Syria issue are hollow. Doesn’t matter now who said what or who did what, the red line embarrassment that led to a not-enough-support vote for air strikes gave Putin an opening and in the end he’s driving things. Diplomacy is the right answer but if you think Obama drove this, its you who is delusional. I would appreciate your writing so much more if you would occasionally stop seeing the world through your Obama colored glasses, the guy is not infallible… sometimes you gotta call a spade a spade.

  • Suzanne Longo

    You know what? Let Russia deal with the Middle East. By the time Russia is done, the Middle East will hate them more than they hate us.