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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The Idiot Chorus

I have read that the reason North Korea exploded a nuclear device (apparently NOT an H bomb, according to seismic experts) is that Obama....  Iran, maybe?  I dunno.

Obama's perceived weakness among Republicans is such an article of faith that ANYTHING that happens in the world is assumed to be caused by his weakness.  The current escalating tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran are actually being laid at the feet of the Iran nuke deal, which conservatives are saying is failing - even as Iran turned over all the required enriched uranium to Russia.

So, Iran turns over its enriched uranium.

Saudi Arabia executes a political dissident to prove that it's just as butch as ISIS.

Iranians riot at the Saudi embassy.

The Saudis break off diplomatic relations with Iran.

And it's Obama's fault?

North Korea developed their nuclear program under George W. Bush, by the way, but it's Obama's foreign policy that....allowed them to build a different nuclear weapon?

I don't know, I don't speak Pants Wetting Coward.

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