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Tucker Carlson blasts ‘neocons’ who
celebrate strike on Soleimani; is it okay
to bomb China and Mexico, too?

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Posted By: MainelySane, 1/4/2020 9:17:19 AM

Tucker Carlson of Fox News was not among those celebrating the end of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani’s reign of terror around the globe. On Friday’s show, Carlson blasted Washington “neocons” for wanting to go to war. “Chest beaters like Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska are making the usual warlike noises like they always make,” he said. By all accounts, Soleimani was the world’s most dangerous terrorist, responsible for the deaths of thousands. The number of people shedding tears for the leader of Iran’s infamous Quds Force is very limited, and most assuredly, Carlson was not mourning Soleimani’s death.


Armed military enemies were at the gates of the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, not in Iran. The Iranian General to whom some of the militants outside the embassy claimed allegiance shows Iraq. The U.S. embassy is in a recognized "war zone". The President is charged with protecting the Embassy, the U.S. State Department people who work there, and the support staff who make the embassy function. Soleimani is recognized as a leader of covert, non-conventional military operations of the Iranian government. I think Iran was already at war with the U.S. I think the precise elimination of Soleimani, as a foreign commander of enemy forces attacking the U.S. Embassy in a foreign country was justified.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 1/4/2020 9:22:25 AM (No. 278422)
Tucker, you ok, bro?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 1/4/2020 9:33:04 AM (No. 278436)
Hmm. It is not logical to compare Chinese commercial backstabbing with the active terrorism of Iran. As to Mexico, there are times when I think a few Hellfires applied strategically to the cartel leadership would be a good thing.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 1/4/2020 9:34:48 AM (No. 278440)
And another point, whacking a terrorist leader is NOT "wanting to go to war", in fact, it is exactly the opposite, a surgical move to avoid the need for a larger "bigger hammer" military move.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MDConservative 1/4/2020 9:37:29 AM (No. 278444)
It's not the's the public display of American power that is the problem. Had this crowd been eliminated by a "IED" or sniper fire, this would be less an issue because the US would not be identified as the assassin. Doubtless PDT wanted to make a clear statement to Iran. Okay, message delivered. Now comes the reply...eventually.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Chuzzles 1/4/2020 9:39:16 AM (No. 278448)
Tucker, why are you defending terrorists? Why are you not glad that the worst terrorist in the world today is no more? Why are you insulting your decent viewers by calling us that foul and loathsome insulting name? YOU are the neocon Tucker and you need to reevaluate your thinking.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: janjan 1/4/2020 9:42:11 AM (No. 278452)
Does Tucker have an alternative plan? Soleimani was known to be planning further attacks on US citizens. You don’t have to be a ‘neo-con’ to believe it is in the US’s best interests to take this butcher out. Letting him live to carry out his plans because you fear the wrath of the Iranians is a Hollywood response. Tucker should know better than to get caught up in liberal drama.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird 1/4/2020 9:45:45 AM (No. 278453)
I don’t go to BizPac Review for reliable news. Have no idea who author is.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: spacer 1/4/2020 9:48:37 AM (No. 278455)
I like Tucker. I agree with the never ending no more sand war meme. I think Carlson has dug in a little too deep on this issue. This President is like no other in my life time. I know he will not involve America in a sink hole of lost lives. Tucker needs to give this time to get fleshed out.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: jacksin5 1/4/2020 9:49:03 AM (No. 278457)
The military calls an operation like this a surgical strike for a reason. Remove the cancer without killing the patient.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Sunhan65 1/4/2020 9:49:15 AM (No. 278458)
Yes. If they try to kill Americans, yes.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Hermoine 1/4/2020 9:51:01 AM (No. 278460)
When watching Tucker (even though he may make good points) ALWAYS remember that he sincerely believes he is the smartest guy in the room.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Bmoc 1/4/2020 9:54:10 AM (No. 278462)
If you didn't see this live, then you didn't catch the nuance Tucker was laying in it. The author may (or may not) have done this purposely. Carlson repeatedly said that he thought that the president had done the right thing, but there are forces like John Bolton that were at work to drag the nation into war. I do not believe that Tucker has 'turned to the dark side.' It was definitely one of those things you needed to see in its entirety and not bits and clips of the subject. Bits and clips can be misleading. It was my firm belief that he was striking out at people like Bolton... not the president.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: ARKfamily 1/4/2020 9:56:12 AM (No. 278463)
I am quite concerned about people who are criticizing these efforts. They can criticize all of these efforts as long as it doesn't affect their family members. Go ahead, criticize all you want. You aren't the ones grieving over lost ones killed by terrorism or rogue militants.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: dman 1/4/2020 9:59:53 AM (No. 278469)
Yes, actually - when and if circumstances dictate it. But we are also experts at asymmetrical warfare. Our Founders wrote the book. We are a nation of "insurgents" with the world's most powerful military to back it up. Quite a "juggernaut" - That's the USofA. Don't mess with us. Fortunately, we do not hold empirical ambitions and do not wish ill upon anyone. Just leave us the hell alone and do not tread on us. We luv Tucker, but this illustrates that even those whom we luv are simply wrong sometimes.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Digiconver 1/4/2020 10:10:33 AM (No. 278479)
Love you, Tuck but you`re wrong on this one.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: MainelySane 1/4/2020 10:13:04 AM (No. 278481)
Poster #12. Is there more to the clip of Carlson editorializing than in the link provided? I think Carlson is conflating the immediate threat of the Embassy in Iraq with his opinion of the lack of necessity of a longterm war with Iraq. I view Trump's action as being equivalent to killing the gang leader at the site of bank robbery. Why was an Iranian General even in Baghdad? Was he there as a dinner guest when armed soldiers claiming allegiance to him were outside the gates of the U.S. Embassy?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: richcorey41 1/4/2020 10:17:55 AM (No. 278490)
We've been at war with Iran for forty years. Let's just recognize it and deal with it.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX 1/4/2020 10:22:34 AM (No. 278498)
Love Tucker, but he's wrong on this. What is the point of being the world's top SuperPower is you don't demonstrate your strength against foes who feel emboldened by inaction? What is he fearful of, that Muslims are going to hate us? Is there a greater level of hate than they're exhibiting on a daily basis. Knowledge of certain retaliation is the only thing they understand. I like the ten to one rule. You kill one of ours, we'll kill a minimum of ten of yours. Weakness, when you are strong, only escalates the aggression.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: starboard 1/4/2020 10:29:06 AM (No. 278508)
I had to turn Tucker off last night. He was agreeing with the wrong side. :(
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Putnam 1/4/2020 10:31:53 AM (No. 278516)
Every now and then, Tucker says something stupid. He needs a timeout.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 1/4/2020 10:34:51 AM (No. 278519)
Iran started a war with us (and their own people) when they took over our embassy and staff back in 1979. We tried slapping their hand. We tried paying them protection money to be nice. We tried grounding them. Sometimes you have to fight back!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: lakerman1 1/4/2020 10:37:13 AM (No. 278523)
A strike against Iran should have taken place in 1979, when they captured the American Embassy and staff. Unfortunately, Jimmy Carter was President, and he chose to avoid that. How bad was Carter's policy? His Secretary of State, Ed Muskie, stood next to me on a stage, October, 1980, and said that 'there is a long tradition in the Middle East of taking hostages.' In other words, it was not a big deal. (I have a photo of me looking at Muskie with anger and disgust on my face.) We are infiltrated with Iranian students, who could very well be purveyors of violence. I wish the U.S. would stop giving visas to those students, but short of that, I hope competent individuals are watching them. (That excludes the FBI. I don't trust them,) As for Tucker, we didn't watch him last night, but usually do - and he is usually correct. But not this time.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: StrikingViking 1/4/2020 10:39:05 AM (No. 278526)
Tucker is one of my heroes but that doesn't mean I agree with everything he says and believes. He has no use for moronic war hawks like Max Boot and he is rightly suspicious of those advocating a military operation to effect regime change in Iran. I believe PDJT did the right thing at Baghdad Airport and hope that the Mullahs are chanting "Death to America" but are not willing to ignite a shooting war to accomplish it.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: franq 1/4/2020 10:47:56 AM (No. 278536)
If they attack our embassies, yes, it's okay. In fact it is appropriate. Ignoring it would be considered appeasement and weak. Is that what Mr. Carlson wants?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Gnana1 1/4/2020 10:48:58 AM (No. 278538)
Tucker has been this way forever. This is not a new thing with him. It is part of the reason I only watch Tucker for a few minutes. He is a snake. Cute, comical, fun, smart, hilarious sometimes, but he is not my cup of tea. He is no expert, and he does like to hit on expert though.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: hershey 1/4/2020 10:52:17 AM (No. 278542)
Soleimani, a surgically removed cancer by Dr. Trump...MAGA, KAG....
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Strike3 1/4/2020 11:00:03 AM (No. 278550)
Yes. Next question? China is simply taking advantage of the stupidity of past presidents. The secret technology they have stolen and have been given by Bill Clinton is priceless and the damage can not be estimated. They are still spying and hacking away and are considered by our intelligence services as our biggest threat. How many thousands of US citizens are killed by Mexican illegal immigrants and the tons of drugs they dump into this country? The cartels kill people on a daily basis and call it business. Killing a terrorist is not assassination no matter how many times the media says it is.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Cynical Backstory 1/4/2020 11:04:53 AM (No. 278557)
He pulled this same crap a few weeks ago with Acasio Cortez. Went on and on about how he admired her sincerity and dedication to her cause and blah and blah. I set there appalled with my eyes bugged out. Still haven’t recovered completely. Tuck really, really thinks his cookie has the most chocolate chips. I’ve.lost a lot of respect for his opinions.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Laotzu 1/4/2020 11:05:19 AM (No. 278558)
When they invade sovereign American territory, yes. * Iran invading American embassy using contract agents = bomb * Mexican armed forces incursions at direction of drug lords = bomb * China = haven't seen anything worth bombing yet
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Reply 30 - Posted by: MOAB 1/4/2020 11:12:40 AM (No. 278568)
Tucker get off the crack pipe you are starting to sound more like Morning Joe everyday. Can't stand to watch you any longer. Now I'm down to watching Hannity, Laura, and Shannon. The rest of Fox is getting more like CNN everyday.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Strike3 1/4/2020 11:18:28 AM (No. 278571)
Totally agree, #22. Jimmy Carter created the monster that is Iran. For a detailed, inside look at the total Charlie Foxtrot that was our response to the takeover of the embassy in Tehran, I recommend a book written by a Delta operator who was on the C-130 that was hit by our own helicopter and he barely survived the resulting fire. "Inside Delta Force" written by Eric Haney.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: chiller 1/4/2020 11:29:44 AM (No. 278581)
DJT is making it clear that his USA will not play Mr. Milquetoast any longer. Are you listening, North Korea, China, Hezbollah, Iran, ME, EU, etc....
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Reply 33 - Posted by: TJ54 1/4/2020 11:30:23 AM (No. 278583)
Tucker, maybe you need to move out of San Francisco. The air there appears to be affecting your thinking
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Safari Man 1/4/2020 11:34:41 AM (No. 278588)
I watch Tucker nightly. We part ways on this topic.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Phantomll 1/4/2020 11:35:31 AM (No. 278590)
Tucker was off the charts last night; couldn't stand to watch him.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: cor-vet 1/4/2020 11:48:55 AM (No. 278607)
We don't need to lose even one more American soldier in the Middle East sandbox. I played the game in SE Asia in '62-'64 and it turned out to be a real CF. That's what the Middle East is right now. Bolton and the rest of the war hawks won't be leading any troops into battle, they'll be sitting in an office in Washington, probably collecting from defense contractors. I usually turn off Tucker when he has that smarmy Clinton toady, Richard, as a guest.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: FunOne 1/4/2020 12:03:12 PM (No. 278621)
And Tucker drops a bomb on a portion of his previously loyal followers. Sad.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Tusker 1/4/2020 12:09:22 PM (No. 278624)
Blow dried “celebrities” opinions are worthless, without either merit or import; they neither make nor have the capability to plan and make national decisions. Eschew all for what they are: Soap saleshucksters.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: tlyons1 1/4/2020 12:10:59 PM (No. 278625)
I’ve known that tuck has been wrong on this and other goofiness.. like having that idiot Clinton supporter and also Mac Gregor (retired col) etc.. bottom line: Iran simply must NOT be allowed to have nuclear ordinance! Appreciate Lucianne so much!!!!
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Reply 40 - Posted by: SaveOurSenate 1/4/2020 12:25:56 PM (No. 278639)
Soleimani’s demise is no surprise. My admiration for President Trump grows each day.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: Venturer 1/4/2020 12:47:55 PM (No. 278670)
People who die in a war are not assasinated, they are war dead. Everyone who had a bomb dropped on them or were killed in a war are not assasinated.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: Venturer 1/4/2020 12:49:23 PM (No. 278673)
Were all of the American soldiers killed by the IED's this piece of scum had planted -----assasinated?
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Reply 43 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 1/4/2020 12:56:14 PM (No. 278680)
Consider Trump's response a message sent. We can get Iran anywhere anytime, not because we enjoy it but because they made it necessary.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: DVC 1/4/2020 12:59:27 PM (No. 278684)
The Persians have been evil troublemakers since even before Mohammed. Note that we remember several phrases uttered by Leonidas when he and 299 other Spartans opposed the evil Persians 3000 years ago. Persians:"Our arrows will blot out the sun." Leonidas:"Then we will fight in the shade." Persians:"Lay down your weapons, we are 10,000 strong" Leonidas: "Molon Labe" (Come and take them) The Persians are a PITA, on a 3,000 year scale. I sometimes wonder if a 50 warhead nuclear attack isn't actually the right answer.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: voxpopuli 1/4/2020 1:06:00 PM (No. 278692)
someone at the NYT must have found an old file with pics in it under "Carlson, T."
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Reply 46 - Posted by: Rumblehog 1/4/2020 1:31:51 PM (No. 278720)
Personally, Tucker, if the US took out a Mexican drug cartel leader using a drone, I'd be OK with that too. Mexico is a terrorist sponsor state and if they can't reign in their illegals and drug flow then we can strike with impunity. We MUST protect our borders and our citizens. Mexican drugs are killing our children. It's time to stop swatting at flies and get rid of the entire terd pile.
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Reply 47 - Posted by: BarryNo 1/4/2020 1:36:37 PM (No. 278729)
Yes. If someone is a threat to your citizens, it is your duty to eliminate the threat.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: excalgalcg 1/4/2020 1:40:50 PM (No. 278732)
`Re posters 12, 16, I did watch the entire Tucker screed and nothing was left out. I was very disappointed with him last night and while no one wants a war with Iran, do we sit on our hands and make believe that beast Sulimani didn’t exist? Glad he’s with his virgins or whatever and Trump, saw an opportunity and took it. God Bless our POTUS and forget to watch Tucker Carlson. He plays both sides and I’m sick of it and him.
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Reply 49 - Posted by: DanvilleBill 1/4/2020 1:49:30 PM (No. 278739)
Stick to the flying saucer stories Tucky old boy. Or as Rush calls you, Chadwick B. Osborne, III
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Reply 50 - Posted by: F15 Gork 1/4/2020 2:06:34 PM (No. 278750)
I don’t think killing troglodytes necessarily makes you a neocon does it? I look at more like taking out the garbage - something you just gotta do.
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Reply 51 - Posted by: ROLFNader 1/4/2020 2:09:23 PM (No. 278754)
I try to never miss Tucker's show because he is blessed with one of the sharpest minds ; not to overlook his rapier wit in handling the leftist that are brave enough to show up. However , I get the feeling that he's never gotten his hands dirty and I don't expect our president will need, nor heed his military advice.
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Reply 52 - Posted by: watashiyo 1/4/2020 3:07:44 PM (No. 278791)
The answer is YES!!! ....if they intentionally attack our Embassy and kill Americans.
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Reply 53 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 1/4/2020 3:13:31 PM (No. 278794)
Keep in mind that Trump plays the long game, something he excels at. This action was the sending of a message to the "Little Rocket Man" and anyone else who wants to mess (a polite word) with us...don't even think about it!
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Reply 54 - Posted by: tom7 1/4/2020 3:26:44 PM (No. 278804)
Tuck seems to be off his meds.
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Reply 55 - Posted by: judy 1/4/2020 3:34:54 PM (No. 278809)
Tucker has always been a little flaky. I never watch his show, his guests are whacky!
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Reply 56 - Posted by: Italiano 1/4/2020 3:38:57 PM (No. 278812)
I fully supported the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. My Marine son deployed twice, and told me all about it. I will never make that mistake again.
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Reply 57 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 1/4/2020 4:24:26 PM (No. 278847)
Remember that bowtie Tucker used to wear? Evidently he tied it a bit too tight and it cut off circulation to his brain causing permanent brain damage. Nowadays, despite his usual ance as a stand-up guy, he's prone to spasms of libtardedness. as evidenced by this looney article.
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Reply 58 - Posted by: RuckusTom 1/4/2020 4:26:50 PM (No. 278851)
Sorry. Tucker wore a bow tie as a grown man. He's playing to the base. As soon as he gets a chance at CNN he'll change suits. "The born again must be considered guilty until proven innocent." J. Stalin.
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Reply 59 - Posted by: vinegrower 1/4/2020 6:13:36 PM (No. 278893)
Iran has been at war with us since 1979, we just haven't been at war with them.
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Reply 60 - Posted by: john56 1/5/2020 12:23:57 AM (No. 279064)
I trust President Trump to do what needs to be done to keep Americans and American interests safe. I do not believe he wants a war with Iran, North Korea or anyone else. But Tucker does have a point -- there are some "neo-cons" who would like a war with Iran just like we had in Iraq. With hindsight, I'm not sure keeping a checked-Saddam Hussein in power wasn't a bad idea. He didn't like Iran either, and sometimes the enemy of my enemy is my friend rule holds true.
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Reply 61 - Posted by: PCMM 1/5/2020 8:21:11 AM (No. 279207)
Combat Medic, retired from US Army in 2012. Have been at the center of two national stories/scandals most newshounds/LDotters would remember. Was extremely painful to watch the pundits at FoxNews (including Charles Krauthammer) pretend to know ANYTHING about these stories in which almost nothing reported was accurate. The ridiculous notion that Iran is to be feared is about as accurate as the BS we were told about Iraq having a great Army prior to the Gulf War. If Soleimani was even a fraction as smart, dangerous and powerful as the media has portrayed, he wouldn’t have been on the ground for some clown op in Baghdad that enabled us to have him smolder for 12 hours at the push of a button. This guy was supposed to be some kind of bogeyman? What a joke. All previous US Presidents have been perfectly comfortable playing this silly game that has cost us trillions of dollars and thousands of lives. Trump ain’t playing. Damn all of the fear-mongering, ignorant liars on TV straight to Hell. Tucker provides a forum for our nation’s worst propagandists and anti-American traitors to broadcast their bile and then always ends the segment with a “Thank you” and “It’s always good to see you.” It’s impossible to respect and for many people, this isn’t a game. Tucker has been a poser his entire career.
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Reply 62 - Posted by: franq 1/5/2020 9:40:21 AM (No. 279291)
1,000 likes to #61.
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The former Navy SEAL responsible for killing al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden offered some harsh advice for Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who often touts his five months in Afghanistan on the presidential campaign trail. “My advice for Pete Buttigieg… Stop playing war hero. You’re gonna get called out,” wrote Robert O’Neill on Twitter.(Snip for tweet)Former South Bend, Indiana mayor Buttigieg, coming off two strong performances in the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries, often references serving as a naval intelligence officer as a primary qualification for his fitness to serve in the Oval Office.

Pink Floyd rocker Roger Waters
bashes Donald Trump as 'tyrant,' 'mass
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Posted by JunkYardDog 2/14/2020 10:30:37 AM Post Reply
Controversial former Pink Floyd rocker Roger Waters bashed President Donald Trump at an event Tuesday in New York City, showing support for 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. The British bassist and songwriter, who hasn't been with the band since the 1980s, spoke at a Q&A to promote his concert film, “Us + Them.” According to Rolling Stone magazine, the moderator noted that the film showed Waters’ music getting its message of “humanism” to connect with young people all over the world.
Chicago Transit apologizes for
Abe Lincoln tweet honoring
Black History Month
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Posted by Ribicon 2/15/2020 11:56:09 AM Post Reply
Chicago’s mass transit system apologized this week after a tweet recognizing Abraham Lincoln for Black History Month sparked a backlash. The Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) official Twitter account retweeted a post with photos of a man dressed as the Great Emancipator waiting for the Red Line train. “In honor of Black History Month, Abraham Lincoln was seen making a guest appearance on the CTA,” the CTA wrote Wednesday, which was also Lincoln’s 111th birthday. The tweet was quickly deleted after users criticized the agency for celebrating a white man during Black History Month, the Chicago Tribune reported.
DOJ won't pursue criminal charges
against McCabe
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Posted by DVC 2/14/2020 12:59:44 PM Post Reply

The Justice Department said Friday it will not pursue criminal charges against former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, after a nearly two-year-long investigation into accusations brought by the agency's independent watchdog who claimed that he lacked "candor" when questioned about leaking to the media. In a letter to McCabe attorney Michael Bromwich obtained by Fox News, Justice Department attorney J.P. Cooney said the investigation is now “closed.” “We write to inform you that, after careful consideration, the Government has decided not to pursue criminal charges against your client, Andrew G. McCabe,’” Cooney wrote.

Has the Deep State
beaten Bill Barr?
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Posted by Magnante 2/15/2020 9:04:35 AM Post Reply
Willaim Barr assumed the reins of the Department of Justice (DOJ) a year ago, succeeding Jeff Sessions as attorney general (A.G.) of the United States. (snip) Barr's DOJ has all but exonerated McCabe of any crimes -- indeed, on February 14, the DOJ indicated that it would not pursue charges against McCabe. If Barr and the DOJ are unwilling to hold McCabe accountable, why would conservatives expect anything different with Comey, Brennan, or Clapper, or Obama, or any of the others who were so central to the coup that continues to this day? It's business as usual at Barr's DOJ
Warren Issues Broadside Against
Mainstream Media as Campaign Falters
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Posted by MissMolly 2/15/2020 4:35:40 AM Post Reply
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) issued a scathing denunciation of the mainstream media on Friday, accusing several outlets of ignoring her campaign in favor of lesser candidates and blaming that coverage in part for her campaign's failure to gain traction with primary voters. In an email to supporters on Friday, Warren's campaign said it could no longer "count on the media to cover our campaign fairly." It argued that other candidates, such as former vice president Joe Biden, received more coverage despite posting less impressive results in early primary states.
Biologically Male Runner To Compete In USA
Women’s Olympic Trials
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Posted by ladydawgfan 2/14/2020 1:13:25 PM Post Reply
A biologically male marathon runner who identifies as a transgender woman is set to compete in the USA Olympic trials later in February. Megan Youngren “is set to make history on Feb. 29 as the first openly transgender athlete to compete at the U.S. Olympic marathon trials,” Sports Illustrated reported. Youngren qualified for the trials after a strong performance on Dec. 8, 2019 in the California International Marathon. “People will try to put it down by saying, ‘That’s too easy because you’re trans.’ But what about the 500 other women who will qualify?” Youngren told the magazine. “There’s probably someone with the exact same story.”
Hold on to your hats. The Democratic
race could get very messy.
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Posted by Pluperfect 2/15/2020 4:12:02 AM Post Reply
Now that as many as six serious Democratic candidates remain in the race, pundits increasingly believe the party is headed for a brokered convention. Hold on to your hats if that happens, because it’s even more complicated than it sounds. Presidential nominating conventions used to be “brokered” because the delegates were largely appointed by — and loyal to — political bosses. Delegates voted on multiple ballots as rivals vied for the bosses’ favor, making the quadrennial events the political equivalent of reality television. You could never be sure which governor or senator would be voted off the island and which would become the ultimate survivor.
Roger Stone jury reportedly stacked with
leftist activists; Obama-appointed judge
allegedly ignored
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Posted by ladydawgfan 2/14/2020 8:34:55 AM Post Reply
New findings strongly suggest that, thanks in part to left-wing Judge Amy Berman Jackson, convicted former Trump campaign official and longtime political consultant Roger Stone’s guilt wasn’t determined last year by an unbiased jury but rather by one stocked with partisan left-wing operatives. Among the alleged operatives was former Tennessee Democrat congressional candidate Tomeka Hart, a far-left activist who’d been posting negative stories about President Donald Trump and his alleged (and since-debunked) Russian collusion crimes to social media long before she was selected to serve on Stone’s jury last November.
Bloomberg Adviser Gets Short With NYT
Reporter About Candidate’s Height
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Posted by Imright 2/14/2020 3:28:58 AM Post Reply
A Michael Bloomberg adviser was cut down to size by a New York Times reporter Thursday after trying to claim the Democratic presidential candidate was not self-conscious about his height.Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman disputed one reporter's claim that the Bloomberg campaign was secretly happy about President Donald Trump calling the former New York City mayor a "5'4″ mass of dead energy.""The height thing is one of the few things that actually bothers
New Film Shows How the War on
Poverty Failed and the Real Hope
for America’s 'Forgotten' Cities
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Posted by MissMolly 2/14/2020 4:13:31 AM Post Reply
When Donald Trump won his historic upset victory in 2016, media outlets briefly turned to the "forgotten" men and women of rural America and those in once-great American cities now crumbling. The "Great Revolt," as Salena Zito explains it, describes a political realignment aimed at revitalizing broken communities. Yet according to a groundbreaking new film, the true answer to urban decay, broken families, and ballooning debt from dependence on social programs isn't more government but a return to the traditional sources of meaning: faith, family, work, and community. Filmmaker Christopher Rufo traveled to three crumbling American cities — Youngstown, Ohio; Memphis, Tenn.; and Stockton, Calif. —
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