21 June 2011
I wrote a post the other day about stupid Republican ideas, and one of the GOP congressman I discussed was Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-California). This nut showed his idiocy by coming up with his own solution to global climate change. He decided we should clear-cut all the world's rain forests (evidently having slept through high school science where it is learned that trees use carbon dioxide and produce oxygen). His dumb idea would obviously just make things worse, not better.
But Rohrabacher is not one to rest on his laurels (as idiotic as they are). He is determined to make sure that everyone understands his complete lack of brain function. Yesterday Rohrabacher was visiting Baghdad and had a suggestion for Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. He thinks the Iraqis should pay for the privilege of being invaded and occupied by the United States. Here is what he said:
“Once Iraq becomes a very rich and prosperous country…we would hope that some consideration be given to repaying the United States some of the mega-dollars that we have spent here in the last eight years."
“We were hoping that there would be a consideration of a payback because the United States right now is in close to a very serious economic crisis and we could certainly use some people to care about our situation as we have cared about theirs.”
I find it incredible that any American politician, even a Republican, could make such an obviously insane suggestion. The United States invaded Iraq without any good reason -- other than George Bush's vanity and Dick Cheney's meanness. We destroyed their infrastructure and economy. We started a civil war. We drove millions out of their country. We killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. And we still occupy their country (about 50,000 U.S. soldiers remain there). And this fool thinks the Iraqis should pay us for our vicious and destructive behavior.
This Republican may still have a pulse, but he is beyond doubt totally brain dead. It wouldn't surprise me if he also wanted our torture victims to pay for the honor of being water-boarded.
Posted by Ted McLaughlin