Thursday, November 12, 2015


The Kaine mutiny was hilariously gentle...
Sen. Tim Kaine (D., Va.) had sharp criticism for President Obama’s strategy in Syria during an interview Tuesday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

Kaine’s most pointed criticism of Obama was the president drawing red lines that he could not follow through on in Syria. In particular, Kaine brought up Obama’s insistence that Assad must go immediately, an assertion the administration has backed off of in recent months.

“I think when the president said Assad must go, I think it was probably a little bit of a mistake. He got out ahead of himself when he said those words,” Kaine said. “He realized President Bush said Saddam Hussein must go. I said Mubarak must go. When the United States has tried to say who the leader of another country should be in this region, we usually have not done a very good job at it.”
"A little bit of a mistake." I'll remember that one. If (when?) an American weapon takes out a Russian jet and the whole thing spirals into World War III, I'll remind myself that oopsies do happen.

In other news: At a recent conference, historians agreed that Napoleon Bonaparte's decision to send 700,000 troops across the Neiman River into Russia was "a classic boo-boo."

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