Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Illinois Senator Wants To Remind Everyone That Obama Has Scary Middle Name

Just in case you thought the only nationally-known Republican Decepticon from Illinois was Governor Hedgefund:
Sen. Mark Kirk On Iran Deal: Obama “Wants To Get Nukes To Iran,” Predicts Nuclear War In Middle East 
“…tens of thousands of people in the Middle East are gonna lose their lives because of this decision by Barack Hussein Obama.”

“This is the greatest appeasement since Chamberlain gave Czechoslovakia to Hitler,” Kirk continued, saying he believed Obama only went through with the deal because he has a poor understanding of history and did not realize appeasement made war more likely. Kirk said he thought the deal meant that Israel would now have to take “military action against Iran.”

When you can no longer tell the different between a sitting Republican senator from Illinois and the Breitbart Collective's comment section, the Party of Lincoln is well and truly dead.


Fran / Blue Gal said...

Heloooooo, Senator Tammy Duckworth!

bowtiejack said...

This guy is a real piece of work, having exaggerated everything he has ever done-

TEACHING ("...a leader at the church which housed the nursery school has expressed her belief that Kirk overstated his role there.)

MILITARY INTELLIGENCE ("Kirk corrected claims he had made about being awarded "Navy Intelligence Officer of the Year" after it was brought to the media's attention by his Democratic opponent")

SERVICE UNDER FIRE ("Kirk has since clarified his statement, indicating that there is no record of his aircraft being fired upon.")

MILITARY POLITICKING ("According to the Pentagon, Kirk was required to sign a statement acknowledging he knew the rules before returning to active duty.")


Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

"When you can no longer tell the difference between a sitting Likud senator from Illinois..."

FIFY. ;)

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

Hmmm...BTJack's post makes me wonder if my freshman senator, Tom "Niedermeyer" Cotton (Likud-AR), might have exaggerated his military exploits.

Unknown said...

Geez, it's been seven years and the GOP still hasn't given up on their quest to paint Obama as an idiot, and in the process, (further) revealing themselves as such. "Poor understanding of history"?? Get the fuck outta here. I wish these warmongering twits could make an argument against the deal on the merits without dragging Chamberlain's corpse out of the ground for yet another flogging. Anyone who compares the Iran situation with the Munich Accords should be blacklisted from offering their opinions on anything, ever. Because they're obviously either morons or have severe head injuries.

Enjoy your Senate seat while you have it, Mr. Kirk. Tammy Duckworth will be taking it from you soon enough.

bluepillnation said...

It's times like this I really miss Gilly's insight - particularly his acid takedowns of mythology masquerading as history.

It worries me that oversimplistic narrative is slowly eroding the nuances of memory when it comes to certain things, because here's the deal; Chamberlain wasn't milquetoast and appeasement policy was not capitulation - it was a political necessity to buy time in terms of ramping up Britain's military capacity. Without it, the RAF would have been facing the might of the Luftwaffe with fabric-covered biplanes.

The Iranian theocracy is *not* stupid, nor does it intend any overt aggression towards Israel. This guy seems to be stuck in a timewarp in which Ahmedinejad is still President - but even then, and as nutty as the guy was, he could still only act with the mullahs' say-so.

Green Eagle said...

“…tens of thousands of people in the Middle East are gonna lose their lives because of this decision by Barack Hussein Obama.”

Well, at least that would beat the hundreds of thousands who lost their lives due to the decisions of George W. Bush.

Henny said...

Hasn't he been a lightweight, patronage hack and campaign operative since his days as Cong. Porter's CoS?

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

Actually, I've read in Williamson Murray's "The War of 1938", available in What If, Vol. 2, that Germany, not the UK, benefited most from the delayed war. Germany in 1938 was far weaker than Germany in 1940.

That included the Luftwaffe. While the RAF was underpowered in 1938, the Luftwaffe was even worse off.

Murray's argument