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#1 I can't help but wonder if we're stuck on stupid for the next four years.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-12-14 10:23||
#2 With Obumble as pres, Yup.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2012-12-14 10:26||
#3 #1 I can't help but wonder if we're stuck on stupid You can put your wonder aside.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-12-14 10:56||
#4 Presumably, the troops are to operate the missiles. At least we're not handing them the system and saying "Have fun! Sell them to whoever you want!"
Posted by Muggsy Mussolini1226 2012-12-14 11:22||
#5 We're not 'stuck on stupid'. 'Stupid' is whizzing by as we dig ourselves deeper than stupid at a furious pace.
If we were stuck on stupid we would at least stop getting 'stupider'....
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-12-14 11:31||
#6 Well, at least it's not Gook weapons to Mugabe, does that happen? Fuckin half-wits.....
Posted by Solomon Protector of the Texans5923 2012-12-14 16:04||
#7 Obumble is no better boosh
That is why the shit has hit the fan over the last decade
Posted by Albert 1916 or 06 2012-12-14 17:26||
#8 Both stoopid
It's called 'NATO'. Try to wrap your tiny minds around that. The same treaty clauses that allow the UK to call for assistance also allows the Turks to do so.
If you don't like it, demand that the treaty be ended.
Posted by Pappy 2012-12-14 19:42||
#9 Ok. End the freaking treaty.
Posted by Kelly 2012-12-14 19:48||
#10 Unless you can prove that Turkey really is sitting in the damn refrigerator, minding their own business, all the treaty really serves to do is to outsource our foreign policy to the really really stupid.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-12-14 21:24||
#11 "outsource our foreign policy to the really really stupid"
That ain't outsourcing, Thing - that our own Administration. >:-(
Posted by Barbara 2012-12-14 21:26||
#12 Unless you can prove that Turkey really is sitting in the damn refrigerator, minding their own business, all the treaty really serves to do is to outsource our foreign policy to the really really stupid.
It doesn't change the facts that the treaty still exists and that a member nation can request assistance if it has been attacked or can prove that there's a threat. I'm not defending the decision - it's questionable. But I wouldn't call it "stupid".
Posted by Pappy 2012-12-14 22:30||