The Hell You Say

State of the Union:
In today’s world, we’re threatened less by evil empires and more by failing states. The Middle East is going through a transformation that will play out for a generation, rooted in conflicts that date back millennia.
No way! I heard Vox say just yesterday that George W. Bush caused all that Sunni/Shia stuff.

By the way, the site hosting the transcript of tonight's SOTU? Vox.

I don't really care what the man has to say after seven years. Facta non verba, or, if you like, 'Your actions speak so loudly I can't hear what you are trying to say.'


E Hines said...

I don't really care what the man has to say after seven years.

I do care that he didn't mention our guys kidnapped by the Iranians and held on Farsi Island in the Arabian Gulf.

The least he could have said is the the island has been electronically and physically isolated, and recovery operations are underway.

Eric Hines

Grim said...

I care about what another man might have said. Anything he'd have had to say on the subject I'd have to dismiss as lies. It's better he kept his silence.

Ymar Sakar said...

The US is becoming a failing state, comparatively worse than Iraq. At least they have the excuse of Islam.

Anonymous said...

I caught this by accident. When he got to the part praising our wonderful military and its successes, the camera panned to some very grim-looking senior officers. I knew they were sitting through a Twilight episode.

Ymar Sakar said...

The Navy personnel sitting in Iranian interrogation chambers, are in a Twilight episode.

Gulf of Tonkin, again. Under a Democrat warmonger, again. As usual. To be expected.

raven said...

I read a statement on a blog by a former seal Officer- he states categorically there was no way this was a breakdown or a case of straying off course- that it was a deliberate slap in the face, in International waters, conducted by a faster and more heavily armed opponent. True or not I do not know, but it sounded accurate.

raven said...

now that I have seen a few pictures of the Iranian boats, (of unknown veracity) I makes me wonder if the US crew was ordered to surrender. Something is damned strange about this.