So Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly both had breakdowns this week. And Trentt Lott is admitting he is clueless about a region, people and situation he vigorously wanted to engage.
First Lott, because his ignorance is representative of the overall ignorance, arrogance and refusal to listen to experts that led to the hubris of this war.
"It's hard for Americans, all of us, including me, to understand what's wrong with these people," he said. "Why do they kill people of other religions because of religion? Why do they hate the Israelis and despise their right to exist? Why do they hate each other? Why do Sunnis kill Shiites? How do they tell the difference? They all look the same to me."
Well Trent, as someone who has traveled the region extensively, studied its history in detail and have relatives who live there, I could give you a refhresher course. I gave plenty leading up to the war but 70% of Americans were for the war and didn't want to hear it. Oh and you should put a mirror to your hateful intolerant Evangelical cohorts Mr. "Strom was Right" for an answer to your question.
RUSH AND BILL
They are both on the blame everyone except the Neocons and president who decided that diplomacy and the Geneva Conventions were quaint 20th century ideas and who have done nothing but lie, spin and kill in the name of false gods (freedom, WMD, Democracy).
Sure they blame the French, The Democrats, Liberals, Rachel Ray and K-Fed. Everyone except the party that has ruled the presidency, the Senate, the Congress and the Judiciary for the last 6 years.
So, they have moved on from blame to meltdowns.
Limbaugh's nuanced and intellectual solution? The man who says the Dems don't have a plan, what is his plan? Get some popcorn and watch them kill each other.
In response to claims made by King Abdullah II of Jordan on the November 26 edition of ABC's This Week that "we could possibly imagine going into 2007 and having three civil wars on our hands," Rush Limbaugh said: "[W]ell, let's just have them. Let's just have the civil wars ... because I'm just fed up with this." Limbaugh then asserted: "Fine, just blow the place up. Just let these natural forces take place over there instead of trying to stop them." Additionally, Limbaugh claimed: "[E]verbody comes to us. ... So we go and try to fix it and our own people, Democrats and the left in our country do their best to sabotage our efforts, and then we get blamed for trying to clean up the messes that these people start."
I don't remember Iraq coming to ask and asking for help?
And O'Reilly. He had a breakdown on his show saying.
"If I have to hear the terms Sunni and Shia one more time...I've had enough, I don't want to hear it."
Sorry Bill you acted as the propaganda minister for this war. Enjoy reaping what you have sown.
So Trent is clueless and Rush and Bill are "Fed Up." I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.
Rush Link with Video
Trent Lott Link