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Matthews on Imus

As you may know, Imus (as only he can be) is taking a incredibly stupid stance on the CT primary for Lieberman. He’s taking the dumb position: ‘so what if he’s incredibly stupid on Iraq, the other stuff is good’. Matthews, in his brilliance, laid it out on the line the way it needs to be done. Here’s the video:

July 27, 2006 - Posted by | Decision '06


  1. Right, because this is the most important issue in the ENTIRE world.

    Comment by Devil's Advocate | July 27, 2006 | Reply

  2. it is fundimentaly important to this country and certainly takes precident over the other issues in this CT race.

    Comment by chriscasey | July 27, 2006 | Reply

  3. *For some reason I am having trouble posting long posts…

    How is it fundamentally important to this country? Will it affect our existence? What will change? Will it send a message saying, “Hey. This is what you get for being hawkish on war.”? Will it prevent a war of a similar caliber (like two wars have ever been identical)?

    Comment by Devil's Advocate | July 27, 2006 | Reply

  4. Well that’s all left for silly debate. But how can you say a CT-Sen race takes precedent over all other issues? That is bizarre. You have the Middle East cracking, North Korea launching missiles with Iran watching, Chinese spying on Israel etc etc.

    It has become apparent, to me at least, that China, North Korea, Iran, and Pakistan are forming a new axis, with China at the forefront. They are secretly preparing for war by mobilizing their army to “fight bird flu” and have participated in a larger military buildup than Hitler.

    Comment by Devil's Advocate | July 27, 2006 | Reply

  5. What I find interesting, is that Lieberman’s stance on Iraq is the correct one, and I really hope the Democratic Party comes to its senses before putting forth another cut and run, let’s pull defeat from the jaws of victory candidate.

    Comment by DCRocks | July 27, 2006 | Reply

  6. The two plans are nothing more than politics at its worst. America can’t cut and run because it will destabilize the region and any timetable will never be met. It’s all being used for political purposes.

    Comment by Devil's Advocate | July 27, 2006 | Reply

  7. You’re giving great credence to Chris Matthews, a republican machine gun mouth, and Don Imus, a crotchety old brain-fried, has-been who feels people need to answer to him! I never find Matthews enlightening on anything. He’s too partisan to be believed. Not capable of any impartial analysis and he just fawns over Tom DeLay.

    Bush deliberately got us into this miserable war with his lies and with no exit strategy whatsoever, whether or not we won the war. Americans are dying daily for dumb Georgie’s blunder. There’s no easy way out, but out we must get. Don’t play that republican game of “time table” and “democracy” in a region neither wanting nor capable of democracy. It’s a republican stall tactic with hopes of a miraculous recovery. Get us out now.

    Comment by deandra | July 27, 2006 | Reply

  8. OK, I’m on it!

    Bush deliberately got us into this miserable war with his lies and with no exit strategy whatsoever, whether or not we won the war.

    Blasphemy! And you want impartial analysis with no partisanship!?

    Anyone who even mildly understands international situations can see that an immediate pullout would send the region into chaos (one could argue that it is already there) and there would be disaster for Iraqis and their neighbors and potentially, the U.S. But hey, it’s all good in the name of politics.

    Comment by Devil's Advocate | July 28, 2006 | Reply

  9. wake up call: the region is in chaos and we have removed the last check on Iran’s power: Sadam. We are fueling the insurgency in Iraq and we are playing politics in the Isreali conflict instead of being the fair broker of peace we have been known as.

    Comment by Chris | July 28, 2006 | Reply

  10. So the key to world peace is to maintain an ever-weakening equilibrium that we cannot disturb (see Darfur)? I wouldn’t necessarily disagree with that but it makes war an inevitability, don’t you think?

    Wake up call: We went into Iraq over 3 years ago. If the biggest issue today is whether or not we should have gone into Iraq (3 years ago), I don’t wish to take part in it.

    And if we pull out, you think these foreign fighters are going to stop killing Iraqis? It won’t be civil war, but it will sure be hell. Imagine if the government can no longer operate and it falls to the insurgents. The possibilities are endless! I’m all for finding the easiest route out of this mess, but an immediate pullout is insane. You want a timetable? Fine. But understand that we can not allow the worst to happen, so it has to be flexible.

    Peace with Lebanon? So Hezbollah can continue to be refunded and resupplied by Iran and Syria? I don’t think it matters when the war ends. Everything is pointing in one direction. I can’t tell you how we will get there, but the result is certain.

    Comment by Devil's Advocae | July 28, 2006 | Reply

  11. I have a great idea! How about Isreal and the US fly bombers over the entier middle east and drop nucs everywere there are people that don’t like either of them. Since global warming doesn’t exist the radiation shouldn’t have too much of a negative effect in the long run and Halliburton contractors could wear Haz-Mat suits while they extract the oil! That way we wont need to make finding an alternative fuel sorce a priority for thousands of years!! But the rapture will come before we need to worry about any of that anyway!

    Comment by chriscasey | July 28, 2006 | Reply

  12. That’s a horrible idea. The best U.S. policy is to prepare to meet the demands over the next few years. In order to beat China et al, we should be preparing for the worst war mankind has ever known.

    Comment by Devil's Advocae | July 28, 2006 | Reply

  13. well thats great! Now that we have no army! I guess we’ll just have to num them!

    (i hope you hear the sarcastic tone of this and my previous post)

    Comment by chriscasey | July 28, 2006 | Reply

  14. OK, that’s a fair argument. My biggest concern regarding Iraq is that we have overextended ourselves which will leave us unprepared.

    Personally, I have no idea if the Iraqi War was worthwhile or not. It had to be done because there weren’t really any other options at the time that would have made sense both internationally and politically. Put anyone in Bush’s position and we’d be in the same place. But, knowing what we know today, it is impossible to determine with any degree of certainty if it was worthwhile. With the impending clash of civilizations, it is possible that the Iraqi War could hinder or help the U.S.

    Comment by Devil's Advocae | July 28, 2006 | Reply

  15. Really miss Imus.Didn’t aways agree but enjoyed his views

    Comment by George Peters | April 27, 2007 | Reply

  16. Really miss DonImus.Didn’t aways agree but enjoyed his views

    Comment by George Peters | April 27, 2007 | Reply

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