Coulter unsheathes her blades on neocons. we yawn.

Ann Coulter went  Jungle Red* on neoconservatives Bill Kristol and Liz Cheney this week over their demands that GOP Chair Michael Steele resign. The fun stuff comes at the back end of her WorldNetDaily column on Wednesday. First she seems shocked that her fellow Republicans would even suggest one’s support for war is tied to his support for the troops. Then she goes right for the throat, Bill Kristol’s throat:

But now I hear it is the official policy of the Republican Party to be for all wars, irrespective of our national interest. What if Obama decides to invade England because he’s still ticked off about that Churchill bust? Can Michael Steele and I object to that? Or would that demoralize the troops? Our troops are the most magnificent in the world, but they’re not the ones setting military policy. The president is – and he’s basing his war strategy on the chants of cretins. Nonetheless, Bill Kristol and Liz Cheney have demanded that Steele resign as head of the RNC for saying Afghanistan is now Obama’s war – and a badly thought-out one at that. (Didn’t liberals warn us that neoconservatives want permanent war?) I thought the irreducible requirements of Republicanism were being for life, small government and a strong national defense, but I guess permanent war is on the platter now, too. Of course, if Kristol is writing the rules for being a Republican, we’re all going to have to get on board for amnesty and a “National Greatness Project,” too – other Kristol ideas for the Republican Party. Also, John McCain. Kristol was an early backer of McCain for president – and look how great that turned out! Inasmuch as demanding resignations is another new Republican position, here’s mine: Bill Kristol and Liz Cheney must resign immediately.

Matt Cockerill over at The American Conservative blog calls this an “antiwar column.” Maybe. That would be hopeful. Certainly James Antle thinks the Tea Party movement is ripe for it. And it is refreshing to hear a Republican hatchet decry unconditional support for war after nearly ten years of unconditionally supporting war. But it’s her terrifying interpretation of history that splashes ice cold water on the whole fantasy:

Yes, Bush invaded Afghanistan soon after Sept. 11. Within the first few months we had toppled the Taliban, killed or captured hundreds of al-Qaida fighters and arranged for democratic elections, resulting in an American-friendly government.

Then Bush declared success and turned his attention to Iraq, leaving minimal troops behind in Afghanistan to prevent Osama bin Laden from regrouping, swat down al-Qaida fighters and gather intelligence.

Having some vague concept of America’s national interest – unlike liberals – the Bush administration could see that a country of illiterate peasants living in caves ruled by “warlords” was not a primo target for “nation-building.”

By contrast, Iraq had a young, educated, pro-Western populace that was ideal for regime change.

Cockerill asks if Coulter’s outcry “is progress or mere partisanship? Time will tell.” My gut is this is Ann lashing out at the enemy in her own Long War against the conservative elite at the Weekly Standard and National Review. It is Ann making sure that Obama completely owns the disaster in Afghanistan by rewriting current and past history on a fourth grade reading level. It is Ann making sure we don’t forget she is still around and is one tough broad.

But it is not a step forward, but a shuffle in place, her stilettos still kicking out at the usual “cretins” in her universe, a place where Bush is Popeye and Obama is Olive Oyl, and where Coulter spits, “no grass grows, ever.”**

* From The Women (1939): “I’ve had two years to grow claws mother. Jungle red!”

** Also from The Women: “You’re passing up a swell chance, honey. Where I spit no grass grows ever!”

32 thoughts on “Coulter unsheathes her blades on neocons. we yawn.”

      1. Is/was it legal for Canadians to join the armed forces of a foreign country?

        At least it was volunteers and not conscripted people. Plus Canada did not have to pay for it!

      2. Canada did not join the Us in the Veitnam War, did not send combat troops to Vietnam, and welcomed US draft resisters.

        They did send a small contingent of troops near the end in a strictly neutral role.

        What individual Canadians did is irrelevant. There were many individual Canadians but nowhere near 30,000. Many of them became US citizens.

        Ann Coulter had not idea what she was talking about–she was clearly completely ignorant of Vietnam and was spewing her usual imaginary Jingo, with an implied threat.

        1. many draft dodgers ended up in BC refining cross pollination to eventually come up with BC BUD our biggest export

    1. Canada was a member of the Geneva Truce Accords actually and thus officially neutral throughout the war.

  1. Great column, Kelly! Yours that is, not Coulter's.

    At first I wasn't sure it was fair to say Coulter was writing at a fourth grade level. Then I remembered what public schools have done to our fourth graders.

  2. The most attractive aspect of any woman (or in reverse, man for that matter) is high intelligence.

    There may be many other assets and talents but they seldom emerge from the actively brain dead.

    On the other hand it may be relative.

    Thus unnumbered Right Wingers consider Coulter incredibly attractive. But then look at her competition–they also think Sarah Palin is presidential timbre.

    1. Palin and Coulter may be attractive to miners who have not seen a woman in six months. Not to me, whatever their politics.

      1. Coulter and Geraldo Rivera–one or the other of them, or both–mentioned that they were once a hot number.

        You really have to see Polanski's Rosemary's Baby again to get an idea of the potential cosmic holocaust that congress risked.

  3. Ah, Avenging Annie. Another 30 lbs. and 30 I.Q. would make her a toothsome conservative indeed. And by golly, looks like her disputing the neocons over the doctrine of all war all the time might just be the beginning of the tiniest flaw in her own neocon-like armor. Baby steps, folks, baby steps.

  4. Coulter's acidic and abrasive spittle usually lubricates the Neoconservative rhetoric, which burns while it slides against their lies, but somehow still gives unholy pleasure to both parties.

  5. Why do so many Americans think that “our troops are wonderful”. I was in the military myself for 4 years+ during the VietNam War. My own experience was that the “troops” were no different than anyone else. Some were good guys (none were particularly “wonderful”), but there were also barracks thieves, homosexual rapists, perverts, malingerers, etc. About the same composition as you would find in any county jail. This “worship” of the troops is very unhealthy for this country. Leads to a love of war, which is just death coated with shit.

      1. To illustrate your point.

        I saw a car with these two bumber stickers:

        1 :Choose Life.
        2: Support our troops.

  6. Sounds like Coulter just wants people to talk about her again. And she succeeded. She'll slink back into the shadows quickly enough.

  7. She has not changed,and still repeating the same non sense and lies.
    "By contrast, Iraq had a young, educated, pro-Western populace that was ideal for regime change.
    If Saddam Hussein had been a peach, it would still be a major victory in the war on terrorism to have a Muslim Israel in that part of the globe,

    "But Iraq also was a state sponsor of terrorism; was attempting to build nuclear weapons (according to endless bipartisan investigations in this country and in Britain — thanks, liberals!); nurtured and gave refuge to Islamic terrorists — including the 1993 World Trade Center bombers; was led by a mass murderer who had used weapons of mass destruction; paid bonuses to the families of suicide bombers; had vast oil reserves; and is situated at the heart of a" critical region"

    Critical region:Israel..

  8. If Petraeus were to become president she'd be right back on the war wagon. She is a sanctimonious bigot with no heart, a rotten brain, and a lying mouth.

  9. Coulter is a psyop operative for the New World Odor. Her scathing stupidity is there to remind the rest of us that reason and facts are useless in stopping America's descent into fascism. Yes she is misinformed and a conspicuous liar but notice; she is promulgated throughout the media as credible.

    I bet under the 'right' circumstances, her bobbing adam's apple would tickle. She might then even sound like she was attempting to make some sense and finally coming to terms about serving mankind. Then, anyone blind enough could finally mumble, "Oh Ann, don't stop!"

    1. Deleuze and Guattari analyze antiproduction and the flow of stupidity as integral part of Capitalism as an economic and psychological system.

      That is the general case.

      Though they do not discuss it, how it actually operates in specific contexts does indeed hinge in part in characterizing "reason and facts as useless", and also in erasing or suppressing memory.

  10. It was a Pavlovian Response , anything , anybody tagging Obama …is a good thing , therefore Steele , no matter how absurd , stupid , or just plain dumb of a remark he makes , should be praised simply for calling it Obama's war , makes no difference whether it's true or not .

  11. And by golly, looks like her disputing the neocons over the doctrine of all war all the time might just be the beginning of the tiniest flaw in her own neocon-like armor. Baby steps, folks, baby steps.

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