W00T! Mission Accomplished! [Dan Collins]
President Barack Obama went for the defining television shot in Iraq and got it â€” pictures of hundreds of U.S. troops cheering wildly as he told them it was time for the Iraqis to take charge of their own future.
The war zone photo opportunity produced a stunning show of appreciation for Obama from military men and women who have made great sacrifices, many serving repeated tours in a highly unpopular war.
Yay! Much better than a defining picture of him with Sarko in stinky old Normandie, that would have been off-putting to the Brits and Germans (not that any of their dead are buried there), because, let’s face it, there’s just not enough Baracky love to go around!
Additionally, Rnoch at Kill Rhythm thinks that today’s anarchists are pussies. Were you aware that that expression (yes, yes, impression, I know) derives from pusillanimous?
Moreover, dead people have begun voting in my hometown, apparently because the welfare benefits are better than in Chicago. Stacy McCain also has a post on Paul Ryan, whom I’ve met, at a fundraiser hosted by one of my brothers.
Unarmed Americans aboard a Danish vessel flying the US flag apparently drove off a party of Somali pirates who earlier had taken control of the vessel, apparently because they didn’t get the memorandum about American unexceptionalism in time, and thought “Let’s Roll!” was still in effect, rather than the new “Let’s Apologize” policy.
In more important news, Jim Treacher’s blog has been renamed in a manner so as not to confuse people with its exceptionalism as well. Samples of twoted tweets:
When they arrested the Unabomber, he had a heavily underlined copy of Al Gore’s “Earth in the Balance.” Which he bought to spite Glenn Beck.
Newly discovered documents reveal Lee Harvey Oswald acted on orders from 12-year-old Rush Limbaugh. Jack Ruby’s dying word: “Megadittoes.”
Here’s dicentra’s defense of Glenn Beck, featuring Teh Sensible Alliance.
William Jacobson has up a great post on Passover and the Newsweek issue celebrating the decline of American Christianity, which however is not declining nearly as fast as the print media and the networks, just in time for Obama’s worldwide apology tour.