“Goodfellas” actor Paul Sorvino seems like a nice and decent guy. But ISIS-defeating expert he’s not. However, the four cohosts of Fox’s Outnumbered show were so desperate for ways to disprove a poll showing that America’s standing in the world has risen under President Obama, that they hung on every one of Sorvino’s criticisms of Obama’s foreign policy.
The discussion opened with a clip of Obama announcing that, under his watch, “Today, once again the United States is the most respected country on earth.”
Not even Fox could call that untrue. Cohost Sandra Smith acknowledged, “The president seems to be correct about the world having a more favorable opinion of America now.” Then she went on to spin the results by suggesting that it’s only a matter of time until our standing falls again. “With issues like the rise of ISIS and the very problematic nuclear negotiations with Iran, some critics are wondering if this sort of victory lap may be a premature,” Smith opined. Then she all but jabbed Sorvino, the show's #OneLuckyGuy, with her elbow by adding, “Paul, wouldn’t you say?”
Sorvino announced that the poll is “irrelevant.” Then he offered his completely unqualified opinion as to what President Obama should have done to defeat ISIS.
SORVINO: I think he’s a good man, not a bad man. …We need Wyatt Earp. Mr. Obama is not that.
…We could have stopped them (ISIS) early on. We can’t now. Now, it’s a long haul. …The minute they beheaded two of our people, I would have had aircraft carriers, 150 drones, 30,000 Marines, special forces IMMEDIATELY as a show of force. Boots on the ground. If you are afraid to have war, you cannot have peace. This has been demonstrated throughout the history of the world.
We should have gone in with a very fast police action and cleaned them out to a man!
The hosts murmured in agreement.
Watch it below, from today’s Outnumbered.
And most rightwingnuts — like Carol here — are ready to “fight for the ranch” . . . as long as somebody ELSE is doing the fighting . . .
I wonder if she’s willing to stand with the troops she and Paul want sent over?
Maybe Sorvino might want to consider the Taliban and al-Qaeda before he thinks that getting rid of ISIS would be anything less than a protracted conflict. Since Dubya launched his attacks on Afghanistan, al-Qaeda has expanded (even though it lost its “face”) into all sorts of other territories and even inspired dozens of other terrorist organizations (like Boko Haram and al-Shabaab) before ISIS came onto the scene. (And, it’s worth pointing out to “Mr Expert” that ISIS wouldn’t have really developed if it hadn’t been for a certain Shrub in the White House and his lies about a certain Baathist dictator’s ties to terrorism and nuclear weapons.)
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The parade of “experts” on the “family values”, “Hollywood-hating” network continues.
“SORVINO: I think he’s a good man, not a bad man. …We need Wyatt Earp. Mr. Obama is not that.”
Got that right, Paulie — Mr. Obama’s predecessor THOUGHT he was Wyatt Earp, right down to having the fake ranch; he turned out to be Billy The Kid.
“…We could have stopped them (ISIS) early on. We can’t now.”
Right again, Paulie: if we had NEVER invaded Iraq, then subsequently disbanded the Iraqi army, there’d have NEVER been an ISIS to deal with.
“I would have had aircraft carriers, 150 drones, 30,000 Marines, special forces IMMEDIATELY as a show of force. Boots on the ground. If you are afraid to have war, you cannot have peace.”
Oh, I get it: you want a repeat of 2003-2011.
That’s cool — as long as you’re willing to commit either yourself or your military-aged children to that show of force. If not, kindly STFU . . .