May 30, 2008

Hope and Change: Top Obama Strategist Changes Obama's Previous Position on the Surge, and Hopes You Won't Notice
— Ace

Old position: The surge won't work

New (old) position: The surge may or may not work, I just meant it wouldn't work-work, you know, how you can like a person but not like-like that person, you know?

More from Allah, including a quote from Col. McMaster on the political progress the military progress has created.

Judgment. Bear in mind, Obama never actually analyzed the surge's chances of working. It was pure politics that drove him to declare it was futile to attempt the surge, because only that predicate -- futility -- justifies his policy of Unconditional Surrender (surrender in the wrong direction, of course).

If there were any hope of success in Iraq, he couldn't argue that we must Unconditionally Surrender post-haste no matter what the circumstances. So pure political expediency and not his vaunted "judgment" led him to declare defeat before our troops had their say about it.

And now he looks somewhat, shall we say, inexperienced and reckless for having done so.

So the record must therefore change.

He always believed the surge could work, apparently. And so he chose to oppose a chance at victory for... um, what reason now?

Obama lied, people died.

They said there was no hope of military progress.

But there was military progress. So they claimed that military progress was irrelevant (in a war -- ?), and what they always meant was there was no hope of political progress, which is the only thing that matters (again -- in a war -- ?).

Now there is political progress emerging, quite predictably, from military progress.

There next claim will be that military and political progress are irrelevant, but what really counts is cinematic progress, so if the Baghdad film community doesn't pony up an Arabic language Raging Bull or at least a Bull Durham, the situation is hopeless.

Sweeeeeet! Another great proposal from a Barack Hussein Obama adviser -- I expect Obama will soon express his "disappointment" with this adviser, too, and we'll soon be told he was merely an "unofficial adviser" Obama barely even met.

The idea? Well, gee -- if you want to get Iran to give up its nukes, shouldn't we start by demanding that Israel give up its nukes first?

Hey, why not give up our own, too? I'm sure we'll see some of that vaunted "goodwill of the Iranians" shortly thereafter.

The naivete here is astounding.

They're really not interested in disarming our enemies. They're interested only in disarming the real enemies, Israel and the United States.

Posted by: Ace at 03:53 PM | Comments (49)
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1 Pussy. Get that man a Tampax, stat!

Posted by: mojo at May 30, 2008 03:55 PM (X5lOE)


Why the Dems think this crew is ready for prime-time is beyond me.

Mass psychosis, perhaps?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 30, 2008 04:07 PM (QS6pE)

3 No matter what Urkel says, the media and his faithful will forgive him and/or explain away an transgression. If a Republican had said 1/100th of what Urkel has said already, the media would have had the Republican declared a drunken, senile, drug addicted, moron. It's just the way it is.

Posted by: shibumi at May 30, 2008 04:13 PM (tZB/c)


@ #2

Well, when all you have are naive sociopaths, every problem looks like a democratic primary.

Posted by: Cautiously Pessimistic at May 30, 2008 04:19 PM (ltwze)

5 How about give up your balls. Oops, too late.

Posted by: Israel at May 30, 2008 04:22 PM (Sg4VS)

6 i have only one question really - what is the exact date people began buying horseshit?

Posted by: dr. akim ullshitbay at May 30, 2008 04:31 PM (QY5Wj)

7 I guess he never talked with Petraeus. 

Must have spent all his time noodling with Wes Clark and that other rocket scientist Sanchez.

And people think W is living in a "bubble".   Obama's bubble is a reinforced concrete hermetically sealed bunker fitted with a special "cone of silence" over his recliner.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at May 30, 2008 04:34 PM (c55NW)

8 How do you say, "rotten corpse" in Farsi Arabic?

Posted by: Oliver Stone at May 30, 2008 04:37 PM (gjLdu)

9 FWIW, the Messiah voted YEA in the Senate to confirm Petraeus for the job.

The vote was unanimous.  There was not a single NAY vote, only some no-shows.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at May 30, 2008 04:47 PM (c55NW)


They're really not interested in disarming our enemies. They're interested only in disarming the real enemies, Israel and the United States.

Of course.  Please, please, please don't help hire this guy as my husband's Commander in Chief.  Please.

Posted by: funky chicken at May 30, 2008 04:49 PM (I+jPP)


I have to give the nuke adviser credit, because this is perspective on Israeli conventional forces:

Cirincione is optimistic that Israel with its vast and superior conventional forces could be encouraged to incrementally reduce or even eliminate its nuclear capability, perhaps starting by shutting down its production reactor at Dimona," one reviewer of Cirincione's book notes.

Okay--superior.  But vast?  WTF?

THIS is Obama's A-team?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 30, 2008 04:52 PM (YPLHZ)

12 Jeez, man.  Great post.  The willful moral blindness of the Obamabots is hard to comprehend.  And even if I'm correct and McCain wins in a landslide (well, the modern day equivalent, anyway) 45% of the country will vote for an empty suit.  Disheartening.

Posted by: Chris at May 30, 2008 04:53 PM (8Uryu)

13 Hey, why not give up our own, too? I'm sure we'll see some of that vaunted "goodwill of the Iranians" shortly thereafter.

I thought he proposed that already.

Posted by: alexthechick at May 30, 2008 04:54 PM (VwWW3)

14 The Democrats are children in adult bodies.  They lie, cry, and deny no matter what.  They make choices based on feelings.  They love anything in a brightly colored package.  And above all else, it's always somebody else's fault.

Obama is their darling because he makes them feel like they just came in from the cold and their Mommy handed them a cup of hot chocolate. 

The facts prove Obama is a dangerous blithering idiot, but facts don't taste like hot chocolate. 

Posted by: eman at May 30, 2008 05:08 PM (WWkFI)

15 Obama is like a sparkling shiny object dangled in front of a hungry fish.  The fish is gonna hit it hard.  Fish aren't too smart though.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at May 30, 2008 05:36 PM (c55NW)

16 Most recent promotion board, headed by General P gave McMasters his first star, finally.

Posted by: Chuck Simmins at May 30, 2008 06:08 PM (ZXtMw)

17 Obama is like an oozing shiny turd dangled in front of a jonesing coprophagic. The perv is gonna hit it hard. He'll end up smelling like poop though.

Sorry PA, that just has a better to ring to it for me.

Posted by: mr.frakypants at May 30, 2008 06:10 PM (bZAfL)

18 Is there an "Obama is like...." thread emerging?

Posted by: eman at May 30, 2008 06:17 PM (WWkFI)

19 There's a whole cottage industry out there waiting to be taken advantage of making ads that show before and after policy statements by Senator Obama. Flash a date at the bottom: last week he said X, this week he says not X! There's been several so far, by the end of this campaign he'll have dozens. If anyone is smart enough to take advantage of this.

He's such an awful candidate, the only possible way he has any chance is because the GOP is so incredibly incompetent, cowardly, and weak.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 30, 2008 06:31 PM (7QZfU)


Axlerod is a mother fucking tool from the slum world of Chicago politics - this guy would sell his own mother if need be. It comes as a no surprise that this tool would like to weasel out for his even more weaselly boss.

As some one pointed out, the guy who is living in a bubble now is Obama.but why would he come out of the bubble when his tools in the media (Russert,Matthews, Dobberman) are ready to ejaculate at every word he speaks !

Posted by: NS at May 30, 2008 06:46 PM (APVe8)

21 Obama is like a big bowl full of Tofu - it looks impressive, but tastes like crap and leaves you hungry.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at May 30, 2008 07:15 PM (c55NW)

22 Obama is like Reverend Moon -- in the end you'll wind up broke, wearing a sheet, and wandering around some strange place chanting to yourself.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at May 30, 2008 07:17 PM (c55NW)

23 Obama is like a rusted out junker that's been repaired with joint compound rather than bondo.  The first time you hit a bump, the whole thing falls apart.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at May 30, 2008 07:20 PM (c55NW)

24 Obama is like Jim Jones -- you gotta drink the KoolAid to get to the promised land.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at May 30, 2008 07:22 PM (c55NW)

25 Obama's top military advisor is Merrill "Tony" McPeak.  It's enough to make my husband turn kinda green just mentioning it. 

Posted by: funky chicken at May 30, 2008 07:22 PM (I+jPP)

26 Obama is like a date with a transvestite-- When look close all you see is a dick...not that there is anything wrong with that.

Posted by: Larry Craig at May 30, 2008 08:39 PM (txZij)

27 Obama is like Hillary Clinton without balls.

Posted by: Anoni Moose at May 30, 2008 08:40 PM (txZij)

28 Obama is like a stream of bat piss.

Posted by: carbon snowshoe at May 31, 2008 12:17 AM (UtT7U)

29 Obama is like Kevin Bacon in the Six Degrees of Separation -- every white-hating, America-hating, terrorist-sympathizing, Marxist-embracing extremist is within a backslap or a prayer meeting away. Well, actually, I guess Obama isn't like Bacon at all... unless the game is One Degree of Separation. Nevermind.

Seriously though, I'm sure these are all trivial associations, none of which ever had any impact on Obama, his thought processes, or his moral compass. We can, of course, extrapolate here a bit here and need also accept that if these extensive and extended associations had no impact on Obama, then neither did his education or any other activity of which he has partaken in his adult life. IOW, his brainstem is disconnected from body and reality and, consequently, wholly qualified to be a cardboard cutout.

That is what approximately half, perhaps more, of what the nation wants.

 Cardboard Cutout '08

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at May 31, 2008 01:09 AM (Uy68a)


Obama is like a Ken doll, only black and dumber.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller at May 31, 2008 03:28 AM (vFeQi)

31 Oh that surge -  you've taken my comments out of context I was talking about the Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics and I was 100% correct that the Pistons offensive surge would not work. FUNQ 

Posted by: adk46er at May 31, 2008 04:32 AM (ZztBL)


>"Israel should give up its nuclear weapons to ensure Iran halts its illicit nuclear program, argues an adviser on nuclear issues to Sen. Barack Obama."

It is only presumed that Israel has nuclear weapons.

Israel is not a signatory to any international nuclear treaties or conventions on weapons or nuclear energy.

Israel has never admitted to possessing ANY nuclear weapons and it has never been proven that Israel actually has any.

Now we know why Israel has never admitted to possessing nuclear weapons, if  indeed Israel actually has nuclear weapons.

If Israel doesn't admit to having nuclear weapons, Israel can't be disarmed of it's nuclear weapons by a nutter like "President" Obama.


Posted by: Speller at May 31, 2008 05:28 AM (Uagor)


Obama is like a jagoff  you hated in high school

Except he'll probably be President

Posted by: TMF at May 31, 2008 05:28 AM (/YM8H)

34 " if the Baghdad film community doesn't pony up an Arabic language Raging Bull or at least a Bull Durham, the situation is hopeless." Nope. They'll hold out for Brokeback Mountain, I'm guessing.

Posted by: Mike at May 31, 2008 06:26 AM (6rfXb)

35 Obama is wrong about everything. The MSM just hopes we won't notice.

Posted by: joe at May 31, 2008 07:29 AM (YcIuv)

36 If Israel doesn't admit to having nuclear weapons, Israel can't be disarmed of it's nuclear weapons by a nutter like "President" Obama.

Too late, Jimmy "quisling" Carter already spilled the beans.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 31, 2008 09:17 AM (7QZfU)


How did this person graduate from college? Oh Oh Oh. I know, affirmative action. I wonder how much "his" education cost me.

Posted by: KansasGirl at May 31, 2008 09:17 PM (5O2YA)

38 Jimmy Carter also "gave" away the Panama Canal. Guess who's running it now? Bingo, China.

Posted by: KansasGirl at May 31, 2008 09:20 PM (5O2YA)


I don't think Jimmah's opinion on the matter of Israeli nukes is going to be taken too seriously when it was uttered at the annual literary Hay Festival in Wales.

In addition to opining that, "Israel has at least 150 atomic weapons in its arsenal. " former President Carter also described Israeli treatment of Palestinians as "one of the greatest human rights crimes on earth".

Carter said of Israel,  "One of the greatest human rights crimes on earth is the starvation and imprisonment of 1.6m Palestinians,".


Not really the kind of man that should be considered unbiased and "in the know" about Israel's weaponry, IMO, beans or not.

Posted by: Speller at May 31, 2008 09:22 PM (Uagor)


Obama voters actually believe Jimmah Carter.

Posted by: vaquero at June 01, 2008 02:18 AM (MqwHD)


More poor them.

I suppose they also believe  "that in the history of the world, fire has never melted steel".

Posted by: Speller at June 02, 2008 05:55 AM (Pi/61)

42 Obama's proposal of CHANGE requires sound judgement to determine which things should change, and which things should be kept, cherished and embraced. Unfortunately Obama and his left wing supporters want to throw out the baby with the dirty bath water. They have no appreciation of U.S. history, or the blood, sweat, and sacrifice it's taken to make America the greatest country in the world. They seem to believe that before you can create change, first you must discredit, or destroy everything that's come before. Obama relies on young voters apathy and ignorance of American history and tradition, which makes it easier for them to buy into CHANGE, without any sense of what kind of change is needed. Evidence of this, is Obama supporters embracing his disrespectful alteration of the Presidential seal, to further his personal ambition. Or, Obama's black liberation church discrediting Thomas Jefferson, because of an alleged affair with a black slave. If Obama is elected President, I predict that American history will be gradually revised, and America as we know it will become barely recognizable.

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