Obama to GOP: Who Are the Cowards Now?

Obama to GOP: Who Are the Cowards Now?

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Charles P Pierce

Smartt, TN

#1 Mar 8, 2012
Obama to GOP: Who Are the Cowards Now?

Thank God bush is NOT President..

'John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Joe Lieberman - the Moe, Larry, and Curly of the national-security state -

By Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Magazine
07 March 12
don't think we should ever minimize the political value of carefully bridled contempt. The president - who can, his attorney-general has said, pretty much kill anyone he wants, anywhere - held a press conference on (Super) Tuesday afternoon in which most of the questions were about the ongoing concerns about the Iranian nuclear program, the issue on which the Republican presidential candidates have become increasingly bellicose.'John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Joe Lieberman - the Moe, Larry, and Curly of the national-security state - are all up in his grill now, too, about why he hasn't yet bombed the hell out of Syria.(Thanks, commenter Jennifer Hill!)'So the president took the opportunity to remind the entire noisy peanut gallery that it's easy to call for another war from the cheap seats:
Now, what is said on the campaign trail, you know, those folks don't have a lot of responsibilities. They are not commander-in-chief. And when I see the casualness with which some of these folks talk about war, I'm reminded of the costs involved in war. I'm reminded that the decision that I have to make, in terms of sending our young men and women into battle, and the impact that has on their lives, the impact it has on our national security, the impact it has on our economy. This is not a game, and there is nothing casual about it. And, you know, when I see some of these folks who have a lot of bluster and a lot of big talk, but when you actually ask them specifically what they would do, it turns out they repeat the things that we've been doing over the last three years. It indicates to me that that is more about politics than actually trying to solve a difficult problem. Now, the one thing that we have not done is we haven't launched a war. If some of these folks think that it's time to launch a war they should say so, and they should explain to the american people exactly why they would do that and what the consequences would be.

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