Libya c/w Iraq? “I don’t care. Obama is awesome” (video)

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    28th March 2011

    Following my tweet, it’s nice to see that my good friend John Rentoul has used this video – “Obama is Awesome” aka Libya vs Iraq.

    Update: I thought John was playing with the word “Obomber” at his post. Listening to the video again it seems it was the video compiler playing with the word. It wasn’t just the character’s English accent.  (Tweet John Rentoul) Well spotted, JR.

    In my usual Forth-bridge painting effort to balance some of the Blair (and Bush) hatred rife at this time, I’ve taken the time to transcribe this video below.

    Enjoy. It’s an insight into the irrationality, inconsistency, ignorance and dare I say stupidity that universal suffrage has brought in its wake.  Still, good to know American “antis” also get their news from comedy shows. Ours, unfortunately, are called Newsnight, Question Time and Any Questions.

    I’m thinking of making a British effort of this – “Cameron is cool”.  If only I could put this paintbrush down.

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    TRANSCRIPTION

    Obama is awesome. He is bombing the crap out of that evil dictator in Libya.

    So you supported Bush when he went into Iraq, right?

    Bush is an idiot.  Iraq never attacked us and there were no WMDs.

    Can’t the same be said of Libya?

    I don’t care. Obama is awesome.

    Do you realise Gaddafi gave up his nukes only after watching Iraq go down?

    I don’t care.

    So this dictator Gaddafi is a pretty evil dude, right?

    For sure. He is killing his own people and they have no freedom or rights.

    Didn’t the Iraqi dictator kill his people and deny them freedom and rights?

    I don’t care.  Bush is a buffoon.

    So, are you upset that Obama didn’t negotiate and just jumped into war?

    No. What part of ‘dictator’ do you not understand? You cannot reason with these people.

    Did you feel the same way about Bush and Saddam Hussein?

    No. Bush rushed into war. Obama thinks before he acts.

    My labradoodle  spends more time deliberating where to lie down than Obama spent on bombing Libya. Did you know Bush got a congressional resolution for Iraq and made the case for a full year and a half after 9/11?

    I don’t care. Obama is awesome. Besides the UN is in charge this time and the US is not alone.

    Did you know there were 17 UN resolutions on Iraq? Do you know the Iraq coalition was twice as big as this Libya gang? Do you realise you are  making Charlie Sheen seem rational?

    Winning.

    Indeed.  So, Bush went to war in Iraq for oil. Right?

    Yes, Bush attacked Iraq over oil. He is a stupid frat boy.

    Did you know Libya has a ton of oil which almost exclusively goes to Europe and that they desperately want to keep the oil flowing? Do you realise that this actually is a war for oil, only the oil is for the Italians, French, Germans, Spanish and other Europeans?

    Now you’re just talking nonsense. Those Europeans have windmills. They don’t need oil.

    I see. Does it concern you that this war is unpaid for? That instead of the leader of the free world you’ve got a patsy for the Arab League and the UN?  Are you concerned that your president is spending more time golfing, vacationing and watching college basketball than conferring with his generals?

    I don’t care. Obama is cool and awesome. His bracket picks were outstanding too.

    Indeed. So, you must be pretty upset that innocent Libyans are dying from your bombs?

    No, that’s just the unfortunate part of unseating an evil dictator.

    So you thought it was OK for Iraqis to die when you bombed there?

    No, Bush is a baby killer. Bush lied, people died. Halliburton.

    But didn’t Obama say he’d negotiate with any deranged dictator before attacking? Didn’t he say pre-emption was wrong and he’d never do it?  Did he not lie?

    Obama is only human. He can be wrong without lying, you know.

    If you renege on a promise, is that not a lie?

    I don’t care. Cheney, neo-cons, Halliburton, Coke Brothers and Fox news.

    Bush never said he saw WMD in Iraq only that he believed they were there. So he was wrong, but not a liar. Right?

    No, Bush lied. I saw it on the news.

    Really. What news shows do you watch?

    I watch SNL, Jon Stewart and Stephen Coldare.

    You do know that those are comedy shows, right?

    They are very funny, now that you mention it.

    So Obama is killing civilians in a pre-emptive, unfunded, undeclared war for oil promoted by the dictators of the Arab League along with the UN, in support of some unidentified rebels who he’s never met with, and you are fine with all that?

    Remind me again what it is about Obama that makes him so awesome.

    He is a man of peace.  Did you know he even got the Nobel peace prize? Just like Morgan Freeman.

    Oh God.

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    Recent comments:

    I am staggered by all the hate directed towards our former Prime Minister. I believe that Tony Blair made the Iraq decision in good faith and is most certainly NOT a war criminal. If anyone should be tried at the Hague it should be those in the media for totally misrepresenting the information and facts. The media are to blame for fuelling this hatred as it is purely driven by them. (UK)

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    The greatest and most successful leader the Labour Party has ever had with the courage to fight the Islamist terrorists who really would like to kill us all, and you never hear a good word about him. The herd of independent minds, commentators, activists etc who have never had to make a difficult decision in their lives drown out all debate with their inane chants of war crimes and blood on his hands. Defend him at every chance. I just wish more people would do it. (Glasgow, UK)
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    Blair was the greatest Labour Prime Minister. It is a disgrace that the party has turned away from his legacy. Shame on Ed Miliband and his so-called ‘new generation’.

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    3. Colin Says:

      Truth is that not too many people fit this mold. I’m from the states, and I can attest that those of the type to say things like “Bush lied, people died” and who take Jon Stewart’s word as gospel are also of the type to call Obama a “sell-out” or a “compromiser” (dirty word in their minds), and to negatively draw parallels between Libya and Iraq.

      Those who support the president like myself are more likely to see the Iraq war at worst an honest mistake but the best choice at the time, and at best a successful operations whose ramifications were beyond western control.

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