Redefining Regional


Sign found at our “regional conflict” in Iraq


Old talking points: “Stopping Al Qaeda in Iraq is the key to winning the Greater War on Terror.”

Older talking points: “We have to win in Iraq to spread democracy across the middle east.”

Oldest talking points: “We have to invade Iraq to prevent Manhattan from exploding in a mushroom crowd. Plus, they have tubes and unmanned planes to bomb us with chemicals.”

New and Improved Talking Points: “Iraq is just a regional conflict and Georgia is the true epicenter of the glorious struggle for western civilization.”

The stupid just never, ever stops.






21 replies
  1. 1
    Dreggas says:

    Heh. Confederate dork….

  2. 2
    dmsilev says:

    That sign has to be faked. The top arrow points to Boston, and it’s a Well Known Fact that no patriotic American soldier could possibly come from that wretched hive of scummy, villany, and gay marriage.

    Ergo, it’s a fake, and therefore Iraq is just a regional conflict.

    \end{wingnut}

    -dms

  3. 3
    Dreggas says:

    dms I know what you mean I just put up a replica of the sign in a sandbox and it just doesn’t work.

  4. 4
    dmsilev says:

    dms I know what you mean I just put up a replica of the sign in a sandbox and it just doesn’t work.

    I think it’s clear that it’s necessary to stage an immediate investigation of all countertops in Iraq.

    -dms

  5. 5
    Conservatively Liberal says:

    The stupid just never, ever stops.

    I wonder if conservatives have a patent on stupid. Or maybe a copyright? Trademark? Maybe they need to revamp the elephant in their logo by adding a scar to its forehead to show where they went in for the lobotomy. I would toss in some burn marks on the temples of the elephant too.

    To show where the repeated electroshock treatments were applied.

  6. 6
    jake says:

    Also:

    Then: If you don’t support the war in Iraq you hate the troops!

    Now: Soldiers in Iraq? Wha?

    Another glorious war to end all wars for the 101st fRightened Kneepadists to absolutely not get involved in beyond pumping their Cheetos stained fists.

  7. 7
    nightjar says:

    It’s been sad but funny watching the “war party” become the champion of single issue street corner preaching with the ever looping message “If you don’t vote for us, your all gonna die sucka’s”. What American (other than 28%ers) wants to be told that day after day. Maybe we should make the whole bunch carry a tin cup, just so we know who they are.

  8. 8
    CapMidnight says:

    I have copyrighted the word “Russiaofascism.” You may use it, but you must pay me.
    (I am aware of all Internet blogs, and I will be reading you.)

  9. 9
    Xenos says:

    You forgot the flashing light gif and the ‘Must Credit CapMidnight’ line – both are necessary to pull a proper Drudgegasm.

  10. 10
    Ed Marshall says:

    The guy that hung the Tupelo sign was a friend of my cousins. He serves in the 155th Brigade Combat Team which my cousin did until he got blown up by an IED outside Haswa. I don’t even want to say anymore, there are repurcutions for not liking the Iraq war while serving. I don’t want to get anyone “smoked out”, but I wish those glib idiots really knew about sacrifice and war when they get on my TV and start talking bullshit.

  11. 11
    cleek says:

    i will from now on always picture Confederate Yankee looking just like Kip.

    and I i hope he’s found his Rex Kwan Do

  12. 12
    Jon H says:

    Wasn’t there a hubbub a while back because a Democrat had the temerity to say that Al Qaeda isn’t nearly the threat the Soviet Union was?

    Now, of course, the wingnuts are playing up the Russian threat and terrorism is forgotten.

  13. 13
    Ed Drone says:

    When McCain claimed that the Gruzia (Georgia) mess “is the first real crisis since the end of the Cold War,” most thinking people thought, “What the hell do you call 9/11?”

    But in fact, the statement reveals that McCain and his owners don’t think the ‘War on Terror’ is real. To them, the last five years have been a distraction, but not “real.” When he says that the Russia/Gruzia war is the first real crisis, HE MEANS IT.

    Everything else falls into place if you take this into account when listening to this twit. Their world view is still stuck in the past, and always will be. If they could, they would re-fight Viet Nam. Look at their insistence on anti-missile shields in Eastern Europe.

    No wonder they don’t know how to fight an insurgency, or how to approach the Islamic world. To them, it isn’t really real.

    Ed

  14. 14
    cleek says:

    Ed Drone makes a lot of sense. right there, above this comment.

  15. 15
    Meg says:

    i thought we decided – circa 2003 – that the U.S. is the only country allowed to defend itself with pre-emptive strikes. now we learn that “we are all georgians” except for communist party members and barack obama. but at no point are we “all Iraqis,” we just use them as poster children when we need their anguished faces (anguish that is caused only by Saddam of course) to keep that paternalistic fire in our belly. it’s also perfectly healthy to feel a bit jealous that another country can do exactly what we did five years ago. however, the american school of foreign policy is a bit hard to graduate from, since we won’t let anyone else pass classes like “You Too Can Become a Cowboy Diplomat.” So i don’t know why folks reminisce about the cold war because, dude, unilateralism rulez!!! i mean, look at the amenities: we can beat a tiny country to a pulp and then turn around and ask the next if it wants a foot rub and a beer from the fridge. All within a decade. Because – that’s right – we have a president who has an amazing superpower!! he can look into people’s souls and divine whether they are good or evil judo wrestlers.

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    w vincentz says:

    Nice signs. It would look better to me if it was wrapped in flashing neon. Doesn’t KBR care?
    OK…so here’s the real deal. Not about homesick soldiers.
    It has to do with something historiclal.
    Seems that whenever there are dire financial circumstances, there are three responses. (Please add your own if there are more).
    In the event of a US economic collapse, here’s what’s been previously done:
    1) Invent a “new” WAR (or fear of same) to distract and divert attention. Proxies are also worthwhile.
    2) Throw huge support to the indigenous dictator (see Marcos, Shah, Noriega, Saddam, on and on —add your own).
    3) Blame others that question opportunistic and diversionary decisions. They are the “real” traitors.
    Afterall, they see through the smokescreen and are dangerous to the agenda of those that have paid good money to obtain their goals. Limit their public voice as often as possible, and just give talking points to the “information services” (MSM)…propaganda tools.

    So…there really is no problem with the real estate market, and there’s no banking crisis. Fuel doesn’t cost more, nor does food. Everything is fine. There’s no global depression. Repeat, there’s no global depression.
    See, we have an impending “war”, and making the munitions will create a whole lot of jobs. Trust us ( your faithful government). Just trust us. We’ll protect you citizens from _____________ (fill in the blank). Meanwhile, your family will have no home and you’ll live with them on the street, your “savings” and retirement will be deflated, you will pay more for food, energy, and other necessities, but that’s ok, cause the sacrifice you make is insignificant to the “war” we’ll be “winning”. Don’t you want America to “win”?

    Signed,
    A “traitor”…or perhaps a true PATRIOT

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    Rome Again says:

    Wasn’t there a hubbub a while back because a Democrat had the temerity to say that Al Qaeda isn’t nearly the threat the Soviet Union was?

    Now, of course, the wingnuts are playing up the Russian threat and terrorism is forgotten.

    We’ve always been at war with East Asia.

    Commies were ALWAYS the preferred enemy, but when they became the NON-USSR, that pot ended up cooling on the back burner while the Repubs played with Iraq to keep themselves amused. Apparently our administration didn’t like the reception of Americans to the “Iraqis are the enemy” so now they’ve found a way to make the Ruskies public enemy #1 again. I bet Cheney and friends think this is all going to turn into a sea of American flags waving in unison while young men and women sign up for service in droves. I wouldn’t be surprised if that is their plan.

    WWIII, coming soon to a theatre near you.

  18. 18
    Rome Again says:

    The Bush Administration: Looking for a war (ANY WAR) since January 20, 2001.

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    Notorious P.A.T. says:

    I’m sorry about your cousin, Ed.

    Bob Owens is one of the dumbest people on the internet, and that’s saying something. “I woulda been a Green Beret, but I done hurt my knee.” Bet he goes jogging every morning.

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    DBrown says:

    If anyone has read the “Rise and Fall of the Great Powers” you will recall that a great part of Hilters efforts late 1930’s were trying to prevent economic collaspe and his invasions (wars) were desperate efforts to support his failing economy – I guess as the repubics continue to use war to support their goal of maintaining power, the more they become like Nazi’s; power currupts.

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