Armchair General Sean Hannity just knows the U.S. should start threatening to attack Iran and he doesn’t need no stinkin’ facts getting in his way!
Last night, Hannity conflated the Obama administration’s relaxation of rules for (possibly Islamic) refugees and asylum-seekers with an Iranian claim that some of its warships will be approaching U.S. maritime borders. Rather than provide any real information to the “We report, you decide” network’s viewers, Hannity used the segment to revive his lust for war with Iran – and make it look like it’s all President Obama’s fault.
Hannity, of course, never bothered to put his own fanny in a uniform. But he has no doubt what our Commander in Chief’s military strategy should be:
Why doesn’t the president issue a very clear ultimatum: “You come into American waters, we’re gonna blow your. Ships. To. Smithereens. We dare you.” What would be so hard about doing that?
If Hannity really wanted to know the administration’s stance and/or its reasoning, he would have had as his guest someone in a position to answer that question. Or, he could have simply used Google to find this, from Reuters:
In Washington, a U.S. defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, cast doubt on any claims that the Iranian ships were approaching U.S. maritime borders. But the official added that “ships are free to operate in international waters.”
But why blow an opportunity for grandstanding and war mongering with the facts? Instead, Hannity made sure his was the only message viewers heard. He framed the segment as a debate with two guests: the rabidly anti-Islamic Brigitte Gabriel and the more moderate Michael Ghouse. Every time Ghouse tried to speak, Hannity interrupted to argue.
Gabriel seemed to share Hannity’s war lust. She said about President Obama, “He doesn’t have the willpower nor the backbone to stand up to the Iranians.”
“Maybe we should do a little fly over the little ships and send the Iranians a little bit of a message,” Commander Hannity suggested.
Ghouse tried to argue that we are in the middle of negotiating with Iran so maybe we should not be ramping up the hostilities needlessly.
But he never got a chance because Armchair Commander Hannity interrupted to offer his military assessment:
Mike, Mike, we didn’t negotiate. We caved, we bowed, we surrendered!
... We need a Cuban missile blockade. Tell the Iranians, if they come near our waters, we’ll blow them out of the water!
Gabriel smiled a ghoulish grin and nodded as he spoke.
“Mr. President, can’t you please send other people’s kids to die for my giant ego and my arrogant mouth?”
Hannocchio the Thespian is not qualified to join any military service. He’s a whiny coward who’s afraid of his own shadow. The first shot fired by an enemy would send him running and hiding behind a jeep, and letting his brothers in uniform to fend for themselves.
This Long Island Lolito only loves the military if it benefits him financially. We all remember the Freedom Concerts, and the controversy that led to its demise.
The Stop Hannity Express says this cafeteria Catholic is nothing more than a note and teleprompter reader. He lacks knowledge on a number of topics. That’s why he constantly repeats himself with the same talking points nonsense.
As for Hannocchio’s love of guns, we hope he securely locks up his AR-15s and Glocks. Don’t want Jr. to get access to them and bring it to his private school for show and tell.
NOTE TO HANNITY
Here’s a grand idea. Leave the military operations to the experts. No one is going to take advise from a high school graduate.
Because, Sean . . . international law allows ships — including warships — to come to a point twelve nautical miles of off any foreign coast.
If you knew anything about . . . well . . . anything, you’d know that . . .
Think about it.
And Slanthead was just the right age (and presumably fit enough — it was before he got a lard ass from all those Quarter Pounders and Big Macs) to sign up for Poppy Bush’s first Gulf War.
Hannity could have hoofed it all the way to Baghdad by himself and taken out Saddam, Uday and Qusay (Hannochio’s arch enemies during the Dubya years), then found the nukes and other WMD before they were buried in the desert!
Of course this never happened. Slanthead likes to send other to do his fighting. He once declared — out loud — on the radio in response to a caller who got by the screeners and questioned his lack of service: “My father was in World War II — that was good enough for me.”
But if these Iranian ships actually violate U.S. waters and sail down into LI Sound, Hannity will make sure they don’t get past Centre Island. We know he owns multiple AR-15s and Glocks, but who knows what kind of heavy weaponry he’s got down in that bunker underneath the 17-room McMansion.