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  •  Listened to TN Senator Corker.... (7+ / 0-)

    the other day insisting that we had to launch drone strikes into Syria and if he used the word "surgical" once he used it at least a half dozen times.

    These folks NEVER learn.  Iraq was going to be surgical...over in a few weeks, subdue the rascals, teach them a lesson, the superiority of air power and all that.

    And we absolutely know for a certainty that this was all the work of Assad (who is no doubt a war criminal in many other ways) because of "evidence" we will soon receive from our intelligence service.

    Of course this stuff is always highly classified until it is not and we need to haul it out to justify keeping the military industrial complex hale and hearty.

    At every turn with the latest round of events keep remembering the following:

    - Yellow cake from Niger
    - Evidence from agent "Curveball"
    - The Downing Street Memos that the intelligence was being shaped to justify the war.
    - Cheney et al jamming bogus intelligence evidence into the Powell speech to the UN (which Powell later admitted was the saddest moment of his career.)
    - WMDs
    - The clearly orchestrated "smoking gun that is a mushroom cloud" fearmongering.
    But of course this will be surgical, so it will all be different.  No worry that it will further undermine our standing in the entire Middle East, threaten Iranian blowback, promote further Islamic radicalization (see Egypt) and cost us billions more in money which should be going to restoring our economy.

    Surgical.....?  Sorry Senator Corker, but this is complete and utter bulls...t!!!!!

    Free markets would be a great idea, if markets were actually free.

    by dweb8231 on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 08:51:23 AM PDT

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