John Boehner's Crocodile Tears

This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post


You really have to watch it to believe it. Obviously, after yesterday's disastrous cave in by the majority of Democrats, Republicans think they can push anything.
Speaking of the 19 religious zealots from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Lebanon who have been identified as the perpetrators of those attacks, the ranking Republican in the House was shaking with anger at Democrats who had delayed the dispatch of the latest billions to fund the president's Iraq adventure.
"After 3,000 of our fellow citizens died at the hands of these terrorists, when are we going to stand up and take them on? When are we going to defeat 'em?" demanded Boehner. "Ladies and gentlemen, let me tell you, if we don't do it now, and if we don't have the courage to defeat this enemy, we will long, long regret it. So thank you for the commitment to get the job done today."
John Boehner's Crying Game

Once again the Republicans just don't get it. The hijackers were Saudis, not Iraqis. There was no reason after 9/11 to preemptively invade Iraq. It's also important to note at this point that it was under Bush and the Republicans that we had Osama bin Laden cornered at Tora Bora, but we let him not only get away, but roam free for over five years. Now if Mr. Boehner was crying about that I'd agree with him totally. But he's not. So not only did he ball like a baby, but he did so while lying through his teeth yet again about why we're in Iraq.

Oh, and by the way, Boehner is by no means the biggest wimp of the week, even if he did cry like a little girl. Majority Leader Harry Reid won that one by a mile.
"When the disembodied voice on CSPAN calls you pussies, you're probably pussies." - Jon Stewart
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