Monday, June 01, 2015


Just as Martha Raddatz did last February, Banfield refused to take talk radio propaganda as serious:
Watch: Anti-Obama Congresswoman Embarrasses Herself on CNN When Asked About Her ISIS Comments

Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn crashed and burned during a CNN interview Wednesday afternoon when host Ashleigh Banfield grilled the lawmaker about her incoherent criticism of President Barack Obama’s response to the so called Islamic State.

Banfield quoted from a recent Blackburn interview when the Tennessee congresswoman said she wanted “more aggressive” action against ISIS from Obama, yet stopped short of calling for ground troops.

“I don’t know that I understand what exactly is more forceful than the position the president’s taken and what the president and coalition is doing,” Banfield said.

Blackburn replied with a vague non-response about how the president should be more aggressive without mentioning any specifics about what the president ought to do.

“I hear you, but I’m just not sure I understand what you’re saying though,” Banfield said. “What’s more aggressive than 47 tomahawk cruise missiles, four dozen aircraft, 200 pieces of ordinance, about 150 weapons with precision-guided munitions, all in just two days?”

“You’re saying the president needs to use ‘more force’ and be ‘more aggressive,’ using what?” Banfield asked.

Blackburn just continued to avoid taking any firm position besides vaguely arguing for more aggression.

Growing visibly frustrated with Blackburn’s circumlocution, Banfield decided to confront the congresswoman directly. “Do you want to see boots on the ground?” she asked. “I want you on the record.”

“I want us to annihilate all of these terrorist organizations,” Blackburn began to respond.


Ken Hoop said...

I would trust none of the Rethugs to avoid troops against ISIS, and if ISIS grew to directly threaten Israel, I wouldn't even trust Sanders, because he does NOT have the antiwar pedigree of a Kucinich on the subject.

Steve J. said...

ISIS grew to directly threaten Israel, I wouldn't even trust Sanders

I regret that I have to agree with you,

Ken Hoop said...

Bill Bodden
2015.06.03 12:03

Absent a response from Bernie Sanders, Joshua Frank appears to have a clue as to what Senator Sanders might say:

“Why Bernie Sanders is a Dead End: He’s a Loser, Baby” by JOSHUA FRANK – link to