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U.S. Policy On Libya Explained: It Was All An Esoteric Steven Wright Reference

Posted on | March 23, 2011 | 3 Comments

by Smitty

Looking at Gateway Pundit’s latest post on Libya, enlightenment struck: the whole apparent disaster is merely a reference to I Have A Pony.
Hoft: “Obama Yesterday: Gaddafi Must Go… Obama Today: Gaddafi Can Stay (Video)”
Now, quoting Wright from memory:

I have a dog named Stay. When he was a puppy, I’d say “Come here, Stay. Come here, Stay. And he’d look at me like (?). Now he just ignores me. . .and keeps typing. He’s an East German Shepherd. Very, very disciplined.”

You may all thank me for clearing that up by linking.

Da Tech Guy, as he so frequently does, captures the take from The Morning Joke. Or whatever that MSNBC thing is called.
Maybe the President is a student of Teddy Wayne’s Unpopular Proverbs.
The Lonely Conservative recalls a 2007 Bidenism on Iran that is amusing in the Libya context.
SWAC Girl:

Americans are confused. Why go into Libya as opposed to, say, Egypt or any of the other hot spots around the world? They are waiting for answers as this president continues his silence and American war planes go where they’re directed by this commander-in-chief.

FilmLadd goes full-on noir in his analysis:

No matter what mindless jingoists would have you believe, there is no such thing as a country so great and powerful that it can not be destroyed by incompetently waged war. Not even the United States. It may not be this one or the next, but like an infinite monkey with an infinite typewriter, eventually it will happen.


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