Did’ya see it, kids? The Three Stooges–Joe McLiebercain, Captain Underpants, and Lindseypoo teamed up and wrote up some advice about Iraq for the new Obama administration. And who wouldn’t want advice from them, especially Captain Underpants!? Remember this scene? From Salon (you might have to click on the enter button over on the right to get to the article):
March 21, 2008 | When John McCain, speaking at a press conference in Amman, Jordan, on Tuesday, accused Iran of harboring and training al-Qaida terrorists, he apologized as soon as Joe Lieberman loudly whispered in his ear that he had uttered a blooper. He withdrew that remark and noted that while the Iranian government is training other “Islamic extremists” across the border, that does not mean they are involved with al-Qaida in Iraq.
Original movie still.
(And, yes, I might be obsessed with the Lollipop Guild.)
Anyhoo, the Turd Triplets wrote a piece for The Washington Post. You can read it for yourself, or I will paraphrase it for you:
Everything is hunky-dory in Iraq. They know, because they went over there earlier this month (no report about whether they bought rugs this time or not). The Sunnis are our bestest friends, and they’re gonna kick al-Qaeda’s ass! Democracy is taking off in Iraq, and it’s giving all three members of the
Suckers Lollipop Guild hard-ons reasons for optimism.
Now is the time for true bipartisanship in Washington. Barack Obama, with the help of Defense Secretary Robert Gates (they call him Bob, ’cause they’re the cool kids), Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton and General Jim Jones, the incoming national security adviser, can work together to figure out an Iraq policy that will bring Democrats and Rethuglicans together. Kumbaya my lord, kumbaya. I wonder if that means there should be none of that stuff like calling members of the other party Communists and Socialists and saying that they are pallin’ around with terrorists.
The parties should work together so that we can responsibly redeploy from Iraq, and for that to happen, Obama and his national security team and Congress should listen to General David Petraeus and General Ray Odierno. Petraeus is now the head of U.S. Central Command, and Odierno is the commander on the ground in Iraq. Thank goodness the Gleesome Threesome suggested this! I bet it never occurred to Obama and the others to ask the generals their opinions.
In addition, Obama should waste no time replacing the departing ambassador, Ryan Crocker. Dayum! It’s like a Diplomacy Hints from Heloise! I bet that Obama never thought of picking a new diplomat, especially after all that talk about more diplomacy!
Iraqis are weary of the presence of our forces in their land, as demonstrated by the flying footwear aimed at Chimpy. As troops numbers diminish, those feelings should abate, but, just in case, we should make sure that all Iraqis are walking around barefoot.
Iraq will be an anchor of stability in the Middle East. It will be rubber, and Iran will be glue, and anything bad will bounce off and stick to Iran.
….Or sumthin’ like that.
P.S. For more Wizard of Oz fun, head over to Distributorcap’s place!