G. I. Schmo

For all of you who think the war in Iraq is not going too well, put your fears to rest!! Senator Joe Lieberman (FU I-CT), practically walking in the footsteps of his buddy, presidential hopeful, Senator John McCain (SOL R-AZ), visited a market in Baghdad. He purchased a pair of rose-colored glasses, and then declared the surge a success.
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Original DVD cover.

Senator Joe is not a stranger to combat. He spent the Vietnam War on the battlefields of Yale Law School.
I’ll let the nice people at Editor & Publisher tell you about the visit:

In a kind of re-run of Sen. John McCain’s visit to Baghdad last month, Sen. Joe Lieberman, another well-known hawk on the war, made a surprise visit to Iraq today, complete with market stroll dressed in helmet and flak jacket and surrounded by troops.

When it was over, like McCain, he declared the escalation off to a promising start.

Yayyyyy!!!! Everything is going great!! The surge is working!!!!
Oops 😳 , not so fast. The troops had a few questions for Joe:

“When are we going to get out of here?”

The rest was a laundry list. When would they have upgraded Humvees that could withstand the armor-penetrating weapons that U.S. officials claim are from Iran? When could they have body armor that was better in hot weather?

From one of the soldiers:

“We’re not making any progress,” Hedin said, as he recalled a comrade who was shot by a sniper last week. “It just seems like we drive around and wait to get shot at.”

Aw, heck, who ya gonna believe? A soldier on the ground in that hell-hole or a guy who drops in for a day to shop for sunglasses and have lunch?

7 Comments

Filed under Baghdad, GWOT, humor, Iraq War, Joe Lieberman, John McCain, movies, parody, politics, snark

7 responses to “G. I. Schmo

  1. Hello Nonnie!! πŸ˜€

    Lieberman in his sun glasses, too funny. Easily as funny as the picture you did of Ashcroft lying on his sickbed, or Gonzo Chihuahua πŸ˜›

    You would think that shit for brains Joe L. would have enough sense to steer clear of Baghdad market walkabouts after seeing what an ass McVain I mean McCain made of himself doing just that.

    Rethuglians are great entertainment when they look stupid doing stupid things.

  2. nonnie9999

    hi mighty mikk0mouse πŸ˜€ !
    the funny thing is where i got the rose-colored glasses in the first place. i looked all over google images, and finally borrowed a pair from this guy:

    i had to do a little adjusting (actually cut them in half, flipped one half, and stuck them together). i hope that the original wearer of the glasses is not insulted! πŸ˜†

  3. Well, that’s just excellent, where you got the glasses from. Surprising where you find your source material πŸ˜€

    They look fine on original wearer, and they are great on Lieberman because they make him look like a complete tool. Mind you, he looks like a tool without them as well.

  4. Love the shade. what’s that in his left hand a panic button?

    I was thinking today, the Bush & Co.’s job of destruction is far from being complete, so they are going to have to bully the RNC in who they want for the nomination. I figure it would have to be McCain and Lieberman as veep.

  5. nonnie9999

    πŸ˜† it really does look like a panic button! i think that it may be an eyeglass case, but i am just guessing.
    chimpy and darth cheney will keep pushing for the iraqis to give up control of the oil to the corporations. i am sure the carlyle group is pulling a lot of strings, and i wouldn’t be surprised if some of those strings are attached to john mcpain and also fred thompson. i have no evidence, just a feeling. the iraqi parliament is not cooperating, so this disastrous occupation will be drawn out until they sign their rights away.

  6. On my blog BossKitty did a post about: Bush would like to see a lengthy U.S. troop presence in Iraq like the one in South Korea to provide stability but not in a frontline combat role, the White House said on Wednesday.

    Tony Snow is trying to spin that statement.

  7. nonnie9999

    i just read it. i wonder how this will sit with the red staters. hell, it might be 50 years before things are stable over in iraq.

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