Candidate Strangelove Becomes Secretary Strangelove

Discussion in 'Politics' started by The BKP, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. The BKP
    Offline

    The BKP Grand Inquistor

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2008
    Messages:
    120
    Thanks Received:
    37
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +37
    In honor of Senator Hillary Clinton's introduction as President-Elect Obama's nominee for Secretary of State, I thought it might be nice to take a look at what we - and more importantly the President-Elect - might expect from a Secretary Clinton.

    What worldview does she bring to the administration? What style of diplomacy might we expect from her? What personal panache or interpersonal communication skills does she bring to the table?

    For a bit of insight into Secretary Clinton and her style, I thought we might take a look at a patently undiplomatic moment from the campaign trail this past April.

    While Secretary of State Condalezza Rice's cool demeanor has earned her the nickname "the Ice Queen", given Clinton's legendary temper and hawkish views, one might expect "the Harpy", "the Kurgan" or "Obama's Valkyrie" to be whispered in diplomatic circles in the near future.

    If nothing else, there's no doubt that Secretary Clinton will dramatically increase the testosterone level of the fledgling Obama administration.

    That being said, join me, if you will, as we take a look back at "Candidate Strangelove Or How Hillary Learned to Ignore the Liberal Left and Love the Bomb".

    April 22, 2008

    Hillary the Hawk has done it again.

    In the latest stop on the testosterone-fueled Blitzkrieg Express, Senator Hillary Clinton has upped the ante in the would-be-Commander-In-Chief tournament. Storming through Pennsylvania like Panzers through the Ardennes, Hillary paused briefly to refuel and make a last minute appeal to voters on Good Morning America this morning.

    Casting aside the mamby-pamby faux hunter routine of John Kerry and leaving M1A1 Mike Dukkakis in the dust, Hillary has given her manliness quotient a steroid-packed shot in the arm by throwing the nuclear gauntlet in the face of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the mad mullahs in Tehran.

    Queried by intrepid GMA anchor Chris Cuomo on her response to an Iranian nuclear attack on Israel, Obergruppenfuhrer Clinton replied in steely and unequivocal fashion. "I want the Iranians to know that if I'm the president, we will attack Iran," Clinton said.

    "In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them."

    Regardless of the fact that the US already maintains the ability to “totally obliterate” Iran, the statement is shocking for two reasons.

    First, in the past, Hillary has demurred from answering such questions on the grounds that it would be irresponsible to engage in the discussion of such hypothetical nightmare scenarios.

    This coming from the candidate that insisted to voters they need her and not the neophyte Obama answering the red phone in the White House at 3am when visions of sugarplums are dancing through the sleepy heads of American children and evil is afoot.

    Next, there is the starkly undiplomatic and provocative nature of the comment.

    Such aggressive demarches are best made behind closed doors, not on the stage of a nationally televised morning news show. Initiating nuclear war in the Middle East is hardly what one expects to find between the latest spring fashions and Diane Sawyer’s tips for how to make your home Earth-friendly, after all.

    Furthermore, this comes from one of the most vociferous critics of the Bush administration and its' unilateral and militarily-heavy-handed foreign policy. So much for rebuilding America’s image through engagement and diplomacy.

    A billion Muslims be damned, light up the Big Board in the Pentagon and nuke Tehran already!

    Where is George C. Scott when you need him?

    In related news, the Clinton campaign has announced that Hillary will be reprising Slim Pickens’ role in “Dr. Strangelove” and will appear riding a nuclear bomb as it is dropped over Tehran in her next campaign ad.

    This will be interspersed with footage of Barak Obama screaming like a 10 year old girl, tied to a railroad track wearing a pink gingham dress as a train driven by Mahmoud Ahmedinejad and Osama Bin Laden comes barreling down on him.

    Say your prayers and stock your backyard bomb shelters, faithful readers! Stay tuned for further updates as events warrant and Hillary contemplates using the nuclear "football" in the ultimate high stakes game of dodgeball!
     
  2. Epsilon Delta
    Offline

    Epsilon Delta Jedi Master

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    2,687
    Thanks Received:
    363
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Central America
    Ratings:
    +364
    Does it mean that now it will be the US conservatives that are against rampant, ultra-militant imperialism?!

    What a turn of events. Well, gimmie a cowboy hat and call me Dubya.
     
  3. DiveCon
    Offline

    DiveCon gone

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Messages:
    48,025
    Thanks Received:
    3,387
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +3,387
    oh brother :rolleyes:
    conservatives are already against imperialism
    always have been
    and i assume you are now gonna claim that Bush was an imperialist, so in advance, i will ask for those countries we have taken over and made part of the USA
     
  4. Chris
    Offline

    Chris Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2008
    Messages:
    23,154
    Thanks Received:
    1,958
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Location:
    Virginia
    Ratings:
    +2,089
    Republicans have always been peaceniks.
     
  5. rayboyusmc
    Offline

    rayboyusmc Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    4,015
    Thanks Received:
    338
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings:
    +338
    Let's review after they have been in office for at least six months.
     
  6. Epsilon Delta
    Offline

    Epsilon Delta Jedi Master

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    2,687
    Thanks Received:
    363
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Central America
    Ratings:
    +364
    Neocolonialism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    You might wanna catch up with the times, man! This is the 21st Century! :tongue:
     
  7. DiveCon
    Offline

    DiveCon gone

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Messages:
    48,025
    Thanks Received:
    3,387
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +3,387
  8. Xenophon
    Offline

    Xenophon Gone and forgotten

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2008
    Messages:
    16,705
    Thanks Received:
    3,750
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    In your head
    Ratings:
    +3,751
    I bet Joe biden isn't thrilled with this pick.
     
  9. DiveCon
    Offline

    DiveCon gone

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Messages:
    48,025
    Thanks Received:
    3,387
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +3,387
    this is one reason to Pray for the health and safety of Obama.

    [youtube]NmRXH7RkCZQ[/youtube]

    does ANYONE really want to see President Biden?
     
  10. Epsilon Delta
    Offline

    Epsilon Delta Jedi Master

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    2,687
    Thanks Received:
    363
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Central America
    Ratings:
    +364
    = (
     

Share This Page