Skip to comments.Friday Funnies: Dennis Miller Attacks Iraq War Defeatism
Posted on 12/10/2006 11:40:56 AM PST by lowbridge
Posted by Noel Sheppard on December 9, 2006 - 13:07.
Fox News correspondent and comedian Dennis Miller was at it again Friday night. In his Real Free Speech segment, Miller took on Iraq War defeatism, and wisely explained why winning over there is important for Americas future (video available here courtesy of our friend at Ms Underestimated). As always, this works best if you read along while watching or you will miss the marvelous sight gags:
Hey there, folks. Tonight I'm going to talk about defeatism about the war here on the home front. Ah, but what good would it do me to talk about defeatism? It's not like it's going to change anything. You see how whiney that tone sounds? You think our enemy loves hearing that? Of course they do.
Now the recurrent through line of the naysayers in this country is that this is our Vietnam. Well, if it truly is, just Google Dr. Hang Noor to remind yourself what happened after we split there.
Each week we place a different burr under our saddle to work ourselves into a negative lather. Last week, it was which media outlet would be the first to catch the civil war bouquet. Ernie Powell must be spinning in his grave like Earl Monroe in the lane.
This week, we'll use the leaked Rumsfeld memo, citing the need for a major adjustment in the Iraq. By the way, federal government employees leak more often than a frat pledge with a caper-sized bladder.
You know, I always thought the reason we went into Iraq was to look scary again. There's a reason people didn't want to go across the middle on Ronnie Lott, and a lot of had to do with rep. Ostensibly, we're in Iraq to reinvigorate our brand.
But here at home we're proving ourselves soft, and the enemy knows it.
What's wrong in Iraq, quite frankly, is that we're not brutal enough to the insurgents. Now, if a majority of Americans decide that they're willing to continue down that path, because as Billy Crystal's Fernando character reminded us...
BILLY CRYSTAL, COMEDIAN: It is better to look good than to feel good.
MILLER: If that's the approach we're going to use against an enemy that's quintessentially evil, well, so be it. Majority rule. I'll go along for the ride because you are my peeps, and I'm here all the way to the results show.
But you know, as well as I do, that if we don't fight back, it will be the end of us.
And I think it's hard to get your head around the fact that your country might have to destroy some folks. I know I found it unsettling when it first crept into my frontal lobes. And I was even late to the table. I know people who thought it was go-time after the attack on the Cole. Not me. I signed on after 9/11, which around half of you out there did.
If we choose defeatism, I assume that more of you will RSVP after the inevitable next incident. You know where to find the rest of us.
Until then, all I ask of my country is that we don't beat ourselves and that we remain a place where Gwyneth Paltrow refuses to live.
Back to you, Heckel and Jeckel.
Amen to that.
That or Hellary becoming President.
When we get hit again...and with the Hezbocrats in charge I think it will happen...they will point the finger of blame at "W" although they have been kicking, screaming, dragging their feet, and fighting us all the way. They will accept no blame and the media will back them. The mindless numbed robots will agree.
The Baker-Hamilton report recommendations broadcast to our enemies that America no longer has the "stones" to do what is necessary to beat an enemy into submission - the only true way to prevent long bloody wars.
If you behave submissively you invite predators to test your ability to defend yourself. If they find that you are weak, they will attack you and take what they want.
Oh you know that`s exactly what is going to happen. And Bush could be out of office for years and it won`t matter, we get hit in 2009 or something the media will be blaring non-stop as the cause "The Bush administrations failures in Iraq". Yet the two fronts we are currently fighting, the insurgency of the Treason party and their Islamic co-horts will remain untouched.
"....we remain a place where Gwyneth Paltrow refuses to live."
Something that makes the US all the more appealing. Now if only we could get a few more of the Hollyweird crowd to join her.
Alec Balwin was going to leave, but NOOOO. he has to be protesting a nuclear power genertion plant somewhere in New Jersey, so the power wil have to come from the burning of coal or something else equally politically incorrect.
Weenies, wusses and whiners. They don't even have the courage of whatever few convictions they have, unless they are in the middle of a mob.
They give sheeple a bad name.
I was watching this Friday night and thought he was excellent. His commentary is spot on.
Once again, the visual effects are unnecessary and distracting. Granted, I wouldn't know any of those sports references, but I'd get the gist of it.
"What's wrong in Iraq, quite frankly, is that we're not brutal enough to the insurgents."
Since 9/11 half of us are stocking up ammo
and the other half ask:
"Does this burqua make my butt look big?"
I have to agree, but then again, I'm not a broadcast media consumer. Most people are. And I must admit that the visual on "googling" Dr. Hang Noor was very effectively engaging. Also, the familiar and welcome (for many) Billy Crystal schtick was a perfect illustration that drove the point home; me, being of my generation, got the reference that my folks would have missed. I think whether or not the visual grate is a generational thing, and I'm kind of in the middle. I know my folks would hate this thing becuase of the distracitons. But on balance, I think Miller's doing the right thing. He's following his instinct.
Amen to that.
If only it were true. Gwyneth is great for bashing America, but note that she rushed back to America to have her child here in the America she hates.
Bravo Tango Tango
It would have been a blessing not to have allowed news photographers into military prisons.
"All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth....
could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.
At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected?
I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad.
If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.
As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide."
I always liked that quote.
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
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