Consider the recent meme of conservatives ramping up on Iran:
"Lieberman on Iran: Greg Sargent has the excerpts from Joe Lieberman's appearance on the Glenn Beck show during which Beck said a whole series of absurd things about Iran to which Lieberman happily agreed. The highlight is that Lieberman assented to Beck's view that 'The weapons of mass destruction was a nice side benefit' of the Iraq War, but that fundamentally, 'We were trying to go and pop the head of the snake in Iran.'"
Yeah, because we are about to hear all sorts of Neville Chamberlain/Sudentenland comparisons to Iran. Just as we heard them with Iraq. And Panama. And Granada. ....
Oh, but Republicans as the pro-military, strong-on-defense-party is what you are looking for, right? Yeah, well, this is what the Repubs are up to: (H/T Shaun at Upper Left)
Congress appears ready to slash funding for the research and treatment of brain injuries caused by bomb blasts, an injury that military scientists describe as a signature wound of the Iraq war.
House and Senate versions of the 2007 Defense appropriation bill contain $7 million for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center Â? half of what the center received last fiscal year.
Proponents of increased funding say they are shocked to see cuts in the treatment of bomb blast injuries in the midst of a war.
"I find it basically unpardonable that Congress is not going to provide funds to take care of our soldiers and sailors who put their lives on the line for their country," says Martin Foil, a member of the center's board of directors. "It blows my imagination."
Yeah, the GOP "Bomb them till they vote" has decided (yet again) to disregard our fighting men and women. I think it was my Anglican friend who noted that this was not surprising. After all, they are just other workers. And we know what the GOP thinks of the workers...
Or the declining moral values of our country is your bag? How about that wingnut of wingnuts D. James Kennedy? (Please note, I have been warning people that this crazed lunatic has a big following for sometime).
Well, "Dr." Kennedy has a new "TV Special" on how Darwin and Hitler. See, in the idiot's mind, Darwin caused Hitler. Simple enough, right? One comes after the other. To be fair to the idiot made-up-doctor, smarter people than him have worried about the consequences of Social Darwinism (not actually the ideas of Darwin, btw) on society. Of course, people like William Jennings Bryan worried that Darwinianism would quell social reform and concern about the poor. Our idiot has no such concerns. He just wants to align Darwin with Hitler.
Such, unfortunately, is the mental acuity of the religious right. And I am worried about SBC Pastors who can't quite connect the logical dots?