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Quote of the Day – Wile E. Coyote edition

The perfect Libya analogy via Mark Goldblatt:

Why do I have a sinking feeling that expecting the Libyan rebels to overthrow Qaddafi is like expecting the Coyote to catch the Road Runner . . . and that we’re about to become the Acme Corporation?

Can’t improve on that (unless there’s a way to work Elmer Fudd into it).

~McQ

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12 Responses to Quote of the Day – Wile E. Coyote edition

  • The ACME corporation makes money selling the Coyote stuff.  We’re not going to see a dime.

    • Oh, hell, WE are footing the bill for this whole goat-fluck…at VERY least the bulk of it.  We have dropped 4:1 of the ordinance, NOT counting the uncleTomahawks (See Black Panthers,Obama,Uncle Tom).

  • I’m still trying to figure out who is the Coyote and who is the Road Runner ?

    Basically he [Sestak] says we are now hostages to the rebels and what they do or do not do.

    Obama seems to have walked into one of those situations where the enemy of my enemy may also be my enemy (and perhaps my wost enemy).

    • In the curious twilight world of Andrew Sullivan, Obama is the Road Runner, meep-meeping past all his opposition, even past his supporters, due to Obama’s elegant, agile, speedy intelligence that allows him to outrun and outthink everyone. So even when Obama looks like he’s making a mistake, Sullivan always holds out the possibility it’s a meep-meep:

      Recently (March 24) he quotes a reader, using the meep-meep meme to explain Libya:

      If the Libya intervention works as intended, this is it. “It” being the end of the neocon-Bush doctrine. This is the moment the Al Qaeda “narrative” is first dealt its death blow. This is the moment America turns the page on 10 years of insanity. This is the moment of “change” we all voted for, with dividends for years and decades to come.

      I think that’s why Obama took the considerable risk, knowing the blowback would be breathlessly apocalyptic, knowing he had little time, and knowing the opportunity would not present itself again.

      Meepity meep f***ing meep.

      http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2011/03/the-case-for-the-war-ctd.html

      Actually I consider this rather astute speculation on Obama’s anti-Bush motives in Libya, appealing as it does to Obama’s vanity and desire to humiliate Bush whenever possible. Of course, neither makes the Libyan adventure a sensible American policy.

  • Speaking of desert-dwelling varmits…
    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/263650/paul-rankles-reid-libya-robert-costa
    Rand Paul stuck it to Harry “Wiley’s Stupid Brother” Reid…!!!!

    • I’m really beginning to believe that the pro-Qaddafi folks are going to win this, which will make this something like VietNam (win all the battles but lose the war) but different (it won’t be Congress’ fault).
      Frankly, I think this has dawned on those on Capitol Hill, who intend to do their own form of triangulation.

  • Barack H. Obama, Super Genius. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIPr23xyoZg

  • America can’t become Acme….we don’t manufacture anymore

  • …unless there’s a way to work Elmer Fudd into it…

    Be vewwy, vewwy quiet. I’m hunting Qwadaffy Duck.

  • WASHINGTON – The Pentagon is about to pull its attack planes out of the international air campaign in Libya, hoping NATO partners can take up the slack. The announcement Thursday drew incredulous reactions from some in Congress who wondered aloud why the Obama administration would bow out of a key element of the strategy for protecting Libyan civilians and crippling Muammar Qaddafi’s army.

  • Hell, at least the Coyote had a clear goal in mind.  That makes him friggin’ von Moltke compared to The Dear Golfer.

  • As I expected, now that Qaddafi’s advantage in armor and heavy weapons is being neutralized by the UN allies’ air campaign, the liberation movement is regaining lost territory. Liberators took back Ajdabiya and Brega (Marsa al-Burayqa), key oil towns, on Saturday into Sunday morning, and seemed set to head further West. This rapid advance is almost certainly made possible in part by the hatred of Qaddafi among the majority of the people of these cities. The Buraiqa Basin contains much of Libya’s oil wealth, and the Transitional Government in Benghazi will soon again control 80 percent of this resource, an advantage in their struggle with Qaddafi.

    I love it when “Middle Eastern experts” forget that their expertise doesn’t extend to military matters. They may know the “hearts and minds” of the locals (which I doubt), but dreams are not a policy or strategy.
    Just as the sage of NPR, Ray Suarez, said in the days after 9/11 … “this is not my war” … I’m not taking sides here, mostly because the whole thing shows how good intentions are not enough.

    Adm. Painter: What’s his plan?
    Jack Ryan
    : His plan ?
    Adm. Painter
    : Russians don’t take a dump, son, without a plan.

    If Obama was a Russian, he would die of constipation.

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