“I’m from America, and I’m here to help you.”

Ronald Reagan once claimed that “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’

But of course that senile stooge for Big Money got it wrong. The nine most terrifying words in any language are…

“I’m from America, and I’m here to help you.”


My update of the Reagan Doctrine (insofar as that senile stooge ever had a “doctrine,” or even an idea, except stooging for Big Money) occurred to me when Baghdad was selected as the worst city in the world on the Mercer 2010 Quality of Life Survey.

After seven years of beneficent American occupation!

And Baghdad had to beat out some real humdingers among messed up cities to win that prize!

More messed up than Khartoum?


You betcha!

Baghdad copy

This was reminiscent of some recent headlines from Afghanistan, selected by Save the Children as the worst place in the world to be born. The worst place to be a mother! The worst place to be a child!


After nine long years of American “assistance!”

And now it’s Libya’s turn to hear those terrifying words…

“I’m from America, and I’m here to help you.”

And isn’t it just too fucking perfect that Obama can send that message from everybody’s favorite guided missile destroyer… the USS Barry!


The guided-missile destroyer USS Barry launches a Tomahawk cruise missile from the ship’s bow in the Mediterranean Sea on March 29. Barry is currently supporting Joint Task Force (JTF) Odyssey Dawn as part of the international response to the unrest in Libya.


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    • Xanthe on April 1, 2011 at 16:01

    Isn’t Detroit right up there as well.  

    Here they come – the photographs of children America is liberating/helping.

    You should throw in some of Detroit, et al too Jacob.

    I’m beyond disgusted.  Of course, we’re all so damn dispirited back in the homeland – it’s just gd immoral that I am paying taxes to harm these children.  

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    • Xanthe on April 1, 2011 at 23:23

    of MSNBC today – the guy who produced Phil Donahue’s show was on.  He said if Phil had one anti-war guest on – he had to have two pro war.  Two anti-war guests – four pro war.  

    Also we saw the segment of Ed’s shilling for the war in Libya.  And it brought to mind his let’s back our president stuff for the healthcare bill – after he had badmouthed it.  I loved it.  

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