(c) Doc Hackenbush 2014
No sirree: over in her reassuringly expensive corner of Manhattan, (thankfully) former Tory MP Louise Mensch has looked at the current situation in the Middle East, considered the politics and demographics of the region, weighed up the options, carefully analysed the kinds of action available to all parties, and gamed every conceivable scenario to its conclusion, before deciding that the USA should Bomb The Bastards.
You think I jest? First comes the attack on The Prez, because he’d rather not expend yet more soldiers’ lives in another pointless conflict: “Putin could fly sorties across Hawaii and Obama wouldn't do anything”. She attacked John Kerry, too: “Putin could fly his planes over US soul [sic] and you'd do nothing”. Clearly her soul is our soul.
And whatever Kerry says, if it isn’t about immediate bombing, then she doesn’t want to know: “What is weaker: water, or Obama's foreign policy?” Yeah, the response isn’t what she wants to hear. Kerry is not laying down the law with those Russians, and all that will happen is that “he may tut loudly if they are not careful”.
Would anyone care to debate this sincerely held point of view? Don’t bother: one who was not of sufficiently bellicose mind was brushed off with “you detract yourselves by watching Putin play at KGB agent in the middle east. Get real”. Not sure the KGB ever did overt bombing raids, Ms M. But then comes the comedy turn: “Nice by @BenShapiro - Americans see @David_Cameron as strong on #Daesh terror”. Yeah, right.
Young Dave isn’t even in the fight, and rightly so for once. Still, someone needs to DO SOMETHING: “Lead in UK papers: Russia tells US 'get out of our way' then bombs US-armed rebels. Will Obama do ANYTHING?” So what would Madam like The Prez to do?As if you need to ask: “There's only one possible appropriate respond to Russia's action against US allies. Obama should destroy Assad at once. All he's got”.
Yeah, bomb the goddam SOB A-rab assholes! “Russia struck America's ally. Time for Obama to find his golf balls and destroy the dictator Assad. Short and sharp … America just cannot allow Barack Obama to bow low before Putin like this. Is there no low to which the liberal media won't sink”. The media did it! Er, no they didn’t: there are certain niceties to be observed here, like avoiding the rest of the Middle East going up in flames.