Stephen Colbert on war with Syria (video)

Stephen Colbert takes on war with Syria.


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10 Responses to “Stephen Colbert on war with Syria (video)”

  1. ronbo says:

    Are you back using? Get yourself clean, then come back. Until than, just remain silent, lest people realize you don’t understand unions.

  2. Equalthruliberty says:

    I see you live in that same world. Bill wants unions to rule over individuality. Don’t let your ego rule your thoughts.

  3. ronbo says:

    Keep telling it like it is, Bill. Tell the truth and they will just think it’s hell. I bet they don’t even understand that the Sacha Cohn Dictator speech was satire.

    Obama’s performance at the war-capades, will ensure low Democratic mid-term turnout. So to Republican Obama, this is a win-win war.

  4. Bill_Perdue says:

    I’m a socialist and a revolution and like many Democrats you’re political acumen is limited by your partisanship. I’ve been involved in the antiwar moment since before the the Gulf of Tonkin incident.

    Obama had a majority in 2009-10 and did nothing real about unemployment or the housing crisis (1), to say nothing of passing ENDA and repealing Bill Clinton’s DOMA. Now he’s busting unions as fast as he can and imposing austerity. Obama and the Democrats are the enemy and so are Republicans and so are Libertarians commensurate. of course, with their near total lack of relevancy.

  5. JLSR says:

    You had me right up to the last two paragraphs. I would have even been willing to accept your statement “As long as the troops are there they’ll increasingly be used by Democrats and Republicans to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity,” because there are Democrats and Republicans that vote for these things (but, mostly Republicans). I can only assume you belong to some other Party, probably Libertarian, who only thinks YOUR Party is the good and right Party, the only perfect one. Your views are, so obviously, skewed. If not skewed Libertarian, skewed, nonetheless. If Democrats vote to enter into a conflict, it is because they believe it to be the moral and proper course to take. Republicans do it to make money like the war profiteers and carpetbaggers they are. YOU, obviously, don’t distinguish between the two, because you are of the ilk that would rather not “get involved” even if it was against the Nazis in WWII. You might even be of the ilk who would prefer that Assad kill them all and “let Allah sort it out” a la Sarah Palin. I don’t know, but I do know that when you lump Obama with Republicans and Democrats with Republicans you are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay off base. To say Obama and Democrats are the “enemy of peace abroad and working people here,” you must be deluded if you believe that statement. President Obama has proposed Jobs Bills and a supplementary stimulus plan that would have created jobs, but was rebuked every time by REPUBLICANS (and maybe the blue dog Democrats). To make blanket generalizations removes all credibility in your opinions. At this juncture, pointing fingers is no longer a helpful or constructive plan of action.

  6. pappyvet says:

    “I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street.WAR is a racket. It always has been.
    It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one
    international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the
    losses in lives.” Major General Smedley Butler USMC
    One of only 19 men to ever have been awarded the Medal of Honor twice

  7. Bill_Perdue says:

    Not one inhabited by anti-union scabs who say, as you do, that “No one is forced to work at McDonalds idiots. This is all about union “officials” lining their pockets off the back of workers and franchise owners. We’re regressing as a country
    economically and culturally. Enjoy,”

  8. ArthurH says:

    Looks like Colbert beat the war hawks to their game of Jingo Bingo. By the way, does anyone remember that ad for Thomas’ English Muffins where actress Elaine Stritch notes that you cannot get so-called English Muffins in England? They originated in Massachusetts.

  9. Equalthruliberty says:

    What world are you living in?

  10. Bill_Perdue says:

    Instead of attacking yet another Arab/muslim nation the US should apologize for giving arms to the zionists, pull out of the region and fund several large hospitals and create several huge dumps of food, water and sanitary supplies for refugees.

    The only real solution is to push for US withdrawal of all the troop, mercenaries, spies, saboteurs, kidnappers, CIA thug murderers, and air and sea fleets to home bases in the continental US.

    As long as the troops are there they’ll increasingly be used by Democrats and Republicans to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity.

    As expected, Republicans gleefully support Obama’s plans to murder more Arab and muslim civilians: “WASHINGTON (AP/ABC7) – The two leading members of the House of Representatives – Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor – will support President Barack Obama and his call for military strikes on Syria.”… Senate Republican leaders also support the attack.

    Congressional Democrats and Republicans also agree with his plans to gut the Bill of Rights, Medicare and Social Security and to impose austerity. “Obama’s Chained-CPI Social Security Cut Is Smart Politics… for the GOP”

    Obama and his Republican and Democrat allies are the enemy of peace abroad and working people here.

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