by Darryl, 11/21/2012, 8:28 PM

Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) released a joint statement today:

We commend Prime Minister Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders for the role they played in reaching today’s ceasefire. We also are encouraged by the responsible leadership role played by the President of Egypt and his government. President Morsi deserves credit for successfully bringing an end to the violence and preventing further loss of life on both sides.

So…Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been shuttling like mad between Jerusalem and Cairo to broker this agreement. What do the three Senators have to say for the Obama Administration’s efforts?

Above all, the recent fighting in Gaza underscores that this is a moment in history when the future of the Middle East has never been less certain – and when the actions or inaction of the United States will be critical to determining what path this vital region takes. …[W]hat happens in the Middle East will impact America’s vital national security interests for the foreseeable future, and stronger, smarter American leadership is desperately needed. There is no pivoting away from that fact.

Wait…so, they are praising leadership coming from Israel and Egypt, and they turn around and, essentially, apologize for the weak and dumb American leadership?

That’s, like…practically an apology tour!

Why do these three stooges hate America?

21 Responses to “The G.O.P. apology tour”

1. YLB gloats "Paul Ryan is Shocked.. Shocked.." spews:

President Morsi deserves credit for successfully bringing an end to the violence and preventing further loss of life on both sides.

Wait!!! These Republicans are praising a member of the.. the.. the..

(gasp!)

????M U S L I M * B R O T H E R H O O D?????

Oh noes!!!!! Next thing you know the trolls will be denouncing these Republicans as turncoats! What will Hot Air say? What will Faux Snooze say??? What will Pajamas Media say???

2. Roger Rabbit spews:

“Why do these three stooges hate America?”

Because they’re stupid assholes who didn’t learn a thing from the drubbing their party took on Nov. 6.

3. Roger Rabbit spews:

@1 Criticize their own tribe? You’re joking, of course.

4. Roger Rabbit spews:

Republicans have never progressed beyond tribal behavior. At the rate they’re going they never will.

5. No Time For Fascists spews:

Puddy is an example of being tribal. The loss of Alan West was a loss for Black People. Not a loss for conservatives, not a loss for Republicans, a loss for his tribe, a loss for Black People.

6. Roger Rabbit spews:

@5 I’d like to gently suggest you keep the tribes straight. Puddy identifies with the Wingnut Tribe, not the Black People Tribe.

7. Richard Pope spews:

Absolutely wonderful! (not) The first three paragraphs of the statement were actually really good. But the last paragraph really sucked, because of the unfortunate decision to stab Obama and Clinton in the back.

8. MikeBoyScout spews:

Grandpa Walnuts and little liar Lindsey once again showing they know nothing.
Cease-fire came after hard-fought diplomatic battle

Obama’s rock-solid support for Israel during the past eight days of violence and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s shuttle diplomacy in the region helped pave the way for the cease-fire agreement announced this afternoon, experts agreed.
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“The administration decided to exert some leadership here, and Secretary Clinton in particular stepped forward and exerted some leadership,” said Stephen Hadley, former national security adviser to President George W. Bush. “That’s very good news, because what the Middle East has been crying for is greater U.S. leadership.”

Two factors were critical along the way to a cease-fire: the administration’s firm support for Israel’s right to defend itself, and its offer to assist the new Egyptian government. The latter was the only one capable of speaking to all parties in the conflict, since the U.S. considers Gaza’s Hamas government a terrorist group.

Elliott Abrams, a former White House and State Department official in Republican administrations, said Obama’s “immediate and strong” support for Israel gave Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the cover he needed to cut a deal.

And Bruce Jentleson, a Duke University public policy professor and former State Department adviser, said the Egyptian government of Mohammed Morsi could not have brokered peace without U.S. help. Obama spoke by phone with Morsi six times in eight days — four of them since Monday — while in Southeast Asia, on Air Force One and at the White House.

When it comes to ridiculously pivoting away from facts the sad clown circus of Grandpa Walnuts and little liar Lindsey take the cake.

9. Evergreen Libertarian spews:

What the hell are our national security interests in the Middle East?

10. MikeBoyScout spews:

@9 Rumpelstiltskin, Oil.

11. Zotz sez: Not so fast! spews:

@9 and 10: And it’s officially termed the Carter Doctrine. In addition to wearing more sweaters and solar, Carter also established access to middle east oil as a national security priority.

Central Command, CentCom, which represents about a third of the defense budget in terms of ops, was the result. The rest is very sordid history.

12. Michael spews:

Why do these three stooges hate America?

Who cares? Please stop acting like the Republicans in the senate are in anyway relevant to anything in modern America. They’re not.

13. Michael spews:

What the hell are our national security interests in the Middle East?

That’s half way around the world from us. We should spend less time worrying about “over there” and more time (and money) worrying about “over here.”

14. Michael spews:

@9,11

Miss read the post @9 at first, thought it said what about our, not what are our.

15. Evergreen Libertarian spews:

We get about 25% of our imports from the Middle East. Japan gets a lot more and I don’t see much in the way of the Japanese navy in that area.

@11 it started with FDR who promised to provide security to the Sheik whatever his name was during WWII. Carter just picked up on it.

We need to just get the hell out and if the place blows up, well tough ….

16. YLB gloats "Paul Ryan is Shocked.. Shocked.." spews:

We need to just get the hell out and if the place blows up, well tough ….

We first have to find a substitute for oil and then adopt it – fully.. The world economy currently runs on oil and other fossil fuels.

Sorry the world is a little more complicated than some would wish.

I don’t see much in the way of the Japanese navy in that area.

You do see Japanese at Treasury bond auctions..

17. Gman spews:

Republicans are scum.

18. Evergreen Libertarian spews:

@ 16 If we weren’t wasting dollars with the military in that part of the world we wouldn’t have to sell the Japanese our Treasury notes.

Let me get this straight. We borrow from other nations like China and Japan and then we send our military to defend the flow of oil for those same countries.

19. Bert Chadick spews:

The real nightmare is that Netanyahu will drag us into an unnecessary war by attacking Iran to preempt their nuclear ambitions, whatever they are. Iran is our natural ally, made temporarily hostile by thirty five years of rule by our puppet Shah. The Israeli West Bank land grab and enslavement of the Palestinians has used up their reservoir of holocost sympathy.

20. expatchad spews:

Y’all may be unaware that US is reopening the bases here in the Philippines because China is claiming the whole South China sea, all the islands therein, including parts of the Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia, Brunei and Malayasia. I doubt that this makes the US news.

I am happy about the US military revitalization. This affects the US far more than you think. If China is successful in this gross piracy, MAJOR shipping lanes fall under thyeir control, including commerce to the US.

21. YLB gloats "Paul Ryan is Shocked.. Shocked.." spews:

18 – And they buy our debt which keeps taxes on our rich low so they continue to own America instead of selling it to the highest bidder.