We were lied into war before.
These are nasty fucking people, completely unperturbed by their heinous pathologies. In short, psychopaths.
Never say “yes” to a psychopath.
Feb 03 2010
A Docudharma correspondent recently caught up with Hoover Institution’s very own Brain Trust, Daniel Pipes, for a Q&A on the polymath’s ever-evolving views on a wide range of critical topics.
Q: What are your thoughts on Barack Obama’s first year in office?
A: I don’t customarily ask Presidents to bomb Iran, but I’ll make an exception, in this case: Bomb Iran!
Q: You describe the Obama administration as “tottering.” What do you mean by this?
A: Obama can only salvage himself by bombing Iran.
Q: In what ways do you find this administration “ruefully deficient?”
A: They have failed to bomb Iran.
Q: What’s the one sure-fire way this administration could pass your “laugh test?”
A: Bombing Iran.
Q: Domestically, shouldn’t Obama be sharply focused on a collapsing economy?
A: Not without a devastating first-strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Q: You have said that Obama “needs a dramatic gesture to change the public perception of him as a light-weight, bumbling ideologue, preferably in an arena where the stakes are high, where he can take charge, and where he can trump expectations.” Are you talking about health care reform?
A: Obama can give orders for the U.S. military to destroy Iran’s nuclear-weapon capacity.
Q: Is there any way for Obama to live up to George Bush’s legacy, piss off liberals, AND make conservatives swoon?
A: An overwhelming air strike to annihilate, crush, demolish, lay waste and raze to a nub Iranian nuclear sites.
Q: I know you are pressed for time, seeing how you are constantly creating and refining fresh and staggering public policy ideas at Hoover. Let’s sample some of your more wide-ranging thoughts outside of the partisan political arena using a lightning round of free-association. I’ll say a word or phrase, and you say the first thing that comes to mind. Okay?
A: Bombs away.
Haitian earthquake –> Bomb Iran
Wall Street reform –> Bomb Iran
Tim Tebow –> Bomb Iran
Cadbury Eggs –> Bomb Iran
M51 spiral nebula –> Bomb Iran
Punxatawney Phil with shadow –> Bomb Iran
Punxatawney Phil sans shadow –> Bomb Iran
Thank you , Daniel Pipes, Homo universalis.
Jun 29 2009
Simulposted at http://www.dailykos.com/story/…
Given this contempt for hard science, I’m almost reluctant to mention the deniers’ dishonesty on matters economic. But in addition to rejecting climate science, the opponents of the climate bill made a point of misrepresenting the results of studies of the bill’s economic impact, which all suggest that the cost will be relatively low.
Still, is it fair to call climate denial a form of treason? Isn’t it politics as usual?
Yes, it is – and that’s why it’s unforgivable.
Do you remember the days when Bush administration officials claimed that terrorism posed an “existential threat” to America, a threat in whose face normal rules no longer applied? That was hyperbole – but the existential threat from climate change is all too real.