Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Feckless

My good friends, this is the second time in our history that there has come back from Germany to Downing Street peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. And now I recommend you to go home and sleep quietly in your beds.
Neville Chamberlain (1869–1940), Prime Minister of Great Britain. speech, 30 September 1938, Downing Street, London, on the occasion of the Munich Agreement with Nazi Germany.
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Gorman: Apone! Look... we can't have any firing in there. I, uh... I want you to collect magazines from everybody.
Hudson: Is he fuckin' crazy?
Frost: What the hell are we supposed to use man? Harsh language?
Aliens (1986) William Hope as "Lieut. Gorman," Al Matthews as "Sgt. Apone," Bill Paxton as "Pvt. Hudson," Ricco Ross as "Pvt. Frost." Directed by James Cameron.
There is no doubt that we're seeing rising tensions in the area. . . It's part of the reason why it's so important for us to have a coherent policy with respect to Iran.... It has to combine much tougher threats of economic sanctions with direct diplomacy, opening up channels of communication, so that we avoid provocation but we give the Iranians strong incentives to change their behavior. . .Part of what we have to do is get the Europeans, the Chinese, the Russians to recognize that it is in nobody's interests, including Iran's, I believe, to have a nuclear weapon that could trigger a nuclear arms race in the region.
See, Iranians, St. Barack knows what's in your interest better than you do, just like he knows what's in our interest better than we do. Put away your mean toys now, and quit building nukes, or he'll whip out the "tough, direct presidential diplomacy" and drop the ultimate weapon -- corner you in some diplo-fest and bore you to death.
Then there's Nancy Pelosi, Speaker ad nauseum of the US House of Representatives:

Iran's provocative test launching of long-range missiles is detrimental to a resolution of the issues that separate Iran from the international community. Widespread condemnation from around the world should send a clear signal to Iranian leaders that such actions hinder diplomatic efforts to bring stability to the Middle East.

Wow, I bet she was on her elementary school's Safety Patrol. Be warned, Mullahs, unless you want to be separated from the international community or hurt Middle Eastern stability -- both big concerns of yours. Worse, you might have to endure her generalities in person, like poor old Boy Assad in Syria. Wise up, and sing Kumbaya now, or at the very least she'll send Code Pink over to hold a sit-in demonstration.

1 comment:

louielouie said...

.....as much as i enjoy EJM I political commentary, i still think this is the best hussein column ever.