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Tue Jun 17, 2014, 09:11 AM

Paul Wolfowitz thinks 'you' are too stupid to know the difference between Sunni and Shia (MSNBC)

Just now with Chuck Todd... Wolfowitz just said that telling people the names Sunni and Shia is too complicated for Americans... they just need to know 'terrorism', 9/11 ... (paraphrase)...

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Reply Paul Wolfowitz thinks 'you' are too stupid to know the difference between Sunni and Shia (MSNBC) (Original post)
JCMach1 Jun 2014 OP
whathehell Jun 2014 #1
Tanuki Jun 2014 #2
JCMach1 Jun 2014 #6
freshwest Jun 2014 #19
bemildred Jun 2014 #3
el_bryanto Jun 2014 #4
JCMach1 Jun 2014 #8
QC Jun 2014 #5
KittyWampus Jun 2014 #7
Paladin Jun 2014 #9
ChisolmTrailDem Jun 2014 #10
JCMach1 Jun 2014 #12
Calista241 Jun 2014 #15
ChisolmTrailDem Jun 2014 #16
Octafish Jun 2014 #11
Rosa Luxemburg Jun 2014 #13
4Q2u2 Jun 2014 #14
dhill926 Jun 2014 #17
GeorgeGist Jun 2014 #18
progressoid Jun 2014 #20

Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Tue Jun 17, 2014, 09:15 AM

1. I guess he thinks he's talking to G.W. Bush, as HE was too stupid to know of the two factions..

He was also surprised to learn, on a presidential trip, that there were black people living in Brazil.

These POS are so stupid and deluded, they judge the rest of us by themselves!

Arrogance AND Stupidity -- A most unfortunate combo.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Tue Jun 17, 2014, 09:18 AM

2. I saw that and it was infuriating.

It's extremely offensive to even interview someone like that, who has damaged our country so badly, except to grill him relentlessly over his lies and reckless disregard for what he has caused. Of course Chuck Todd pretty much just let him blather on, and did not confront him on anything of consequence other than to point out that the distinction between Shia and Sunni was not exactly "obscure." Lazy, irresponsible journalists are a big part of the problem.

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 17, 2014, 09:20 AM

6. He should have nailed him over that... or pressed him on W's policy failure...

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 17, 2014, 12:08 PM

19. Not in his job description. These 'journalists' always protect their owners' pals. Goes with the job

We might ask ourselves if anyone would be willing to sell themselves out for a buck?

At such times, a look at the advertising business answers that question.

These guys on television are being paid more in a week or a month than most people make in a year and regard their viewers little more than the flesh and blood that pull the voting lever for their masters.

The old ideas of integrity, truth and fair play are for the masses, not them.

It's a product they are selling with disturbing but logical side effects: war, oppression, death, misery, ecological and economic destruction.

But as the sellers, they will always say 'buyer beware' and laugh at the 'suckers' who buy it.

JMHO.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Tue Jun 17, 2014, 09:20 AM

3. Buffoon. nt

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Tue Jun 17, 2014, 09:20 AM

4. The first thing is why do they have Wolfowitz on - unless it's to ask him to apologize for

screwing everything up.

That said, I'm not sure he's wrong on the very specific question of the difference between Shi'ite and Sunni. Not that we are actually too stupid, but that we are too disinterested to take the time to figure it out.

Bryant

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Response to el_bryanto (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 17, 2014, 09:23 AM

8. Especially someone who had such a direct hand in ruining Iraq...

Someone directly responsible for wrecking Iraq's economy, marginalizing Sunnis, and Maliki...

and the WAR, did we mention that ...

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Tue Jun 17, 2014, 09:20 AM

5. It's the "noble lie," people.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Tue Jun 17, 2014, 09:21 AM

7. Ha! I'm not stupid but it's not so easy to delineate the difference except going back to the origins

 

of the schism.

That said, I will let every other DU'er who has posted about the offensiveness of having Wolfowitz commenting at all concerning Iraq and the current issues.

Wolfowitz has a lot to atone for.

He's last on the list of people I'd ask about Shia/Sunni populations.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Tue Jun 17, 2014, 09:24 AM

9. Fuck you, Spit-Comb. Your opinions mean less than nothing, at this point. (nt)

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Tue Jun 17, 2014, 09:25 AM

10. For two days MSNBC has been saying that Sunnis are slaughtering people...

 

First, the 1700 Iraqis police yesterday. Then, today, they're supposedly executing truck drivers.

Although they showed bits of video that supposed to depict these killings, there is NO KILLING going on in the video.

Am I just supposed to believe whatever MSNBC tells me about how violent ISIS is? Am I supposed to believe that the video clips they show me depict murderous violence - without any actual violence being shown in them?

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 17, 2014, 09:34 AM

12. Even the Dems are shilling terrorism this morning...

not looking at the reality of a much wider Sunni uprising againt Maliki.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 17, 2014, 10:20 AM

15. FCC

Do you think they would actually allow a news program to show snuff video on TV here I'm the US?

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 17, 2014, 10:30 AM

16. Yes. They've done it plenty of times in the past 10 years. They give a verbal warning and then

 

they show the video with the bad parts digitally obscured.

Does that answer your question?

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Tue Jun 17, 2014, 09:34 AM

13. Since Wolfy is raising his ugly head look out for more war

Wolfy should have been imprisoned long ago

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Tue Jun 17, 2014, 10:17 AM

14. I am smart enough to spot a Con Artist

Did they ask F-nuts how his buddy Ahmad Chalabri is doing? You know the Defacto leader of Iraq.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Tue Jun 17, 2014, 11:14 AM

17. well, I may be stoopid….

but at least I dont's lick my friggin' comb…in public anyways...

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Tue Jun 17, 2014, 12:00 PM

18. Works just fine on FOX or CNN ...

their viewers are too stupid to know Paul Wolfowitz is a consummate fraud.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Tue Jun 17, 2014, 12:22 PM

20. I sort agree with that.

For some Americans, that is true (e.g. George W Bush).

But for more Americans, they just don't care. Brown people with funny hats - bomb them.

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