Only Tool in the Toolbox is Violence

Here’s a headline that shows that the Republicans are not about to win any awards for original thinking.

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Don’t wait around for any introspection either, because even when Rand Paul tries to start a conversation he gets met with a brick wall of idiocy.

“We have to question: Is Iraq more stable or less stable since Hussein is gone?” asked Paul, who espouses some of the hands-off foreign policy of his father, former Texas Rep. Ron Paul.

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham tried to reject any assertion that the existing problems in Iraq were the result of the Republican president who ordered the invasion, Bush’s brother George W. Bush.

“The person I blame is Barack Obama, not George W. Bush,” said Graham, who criticized Obama for keeping a campaign promise to withdraw combat troops from Iraq. Of George W. Bush, Graham said, “He made the best decision he could.”

It makes me wish that we could hire a national baseball manager whose job it would be to come take tired old morons out of the game and send them to the showers.

Former Sen. Rick Santorum’s answer for handling Iran, one of four countries on the U.S. list of nations accused of repeatedly supporting global terrorism, was to “load up our bombers and bomb them back to the seventh century.”

I grow weary of the casual calls for violence. But this is the best these folks can do. Their imagination can go that far, but it can go no further.

And then they start looking for people beside themselves to blame when violence doesn’t lead to a safer more stable world. “Violence was the best choice we had.”

Fuck these people.

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