Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
Husain Haqqani (U.S. Ambassador from Pakistan)
Amanpour: hey we’ve been bombing
Libya for 90 days
Amanpour: Senator McCain are you worried
that the GOP has suddenly discovered isolationism?
McCain: indeed they are putting party politics
over the good of then nation
McCain: but Obama is also to blame for
deferring to those cheese-eating French
Amanpour: what about the War Powers Act?
McCain: John Kerry and I are on top of that
Amanpour: will we be at war there
for the standard 6 months to 10 years?
McCain: Yes! Predators are in the fight!
Amanpour: are the GOP Presidential
McCain: there’s always been a strain of isolationism
in the GOP that seem to pop up whenever a Democrat is President
Amanpour: that’s true
McCain: you know yokels like Bachmann
and Cain would be the first to attack Obama if
Qadaffi had killed 700,000 people
Amanpour: but is there a vital national interest?
McCain: Reagan invaded Grenada because
those medical students were about to graduate and come here
Amanpour: what about Libya
McCain: Barack Obama had to bomb
Libya because of Pan Am 103 and German disco
Amanpour: the GOP candidates have
suddenly realized Obama has gotten us bogged
down in a useless war in Afghanistan
McCain: I don’t what the hell Mitt Romney
is talking about
Amanpour: few people do
McCain: the surge worked!
Amanpour: so I’m told
McCain: I admit Afghanistan is a big mess
but the Taliban are very mean
Amanpour: should we just leave?
McCain: we need to invade Eastern Afghanistan
but give the show one more season to gets its ratings up
Amanpour: I see
McCain: It’s a Crocker!
Amanpour: Pakistan arrested the informants
who helped the U.S. get Osama bin Laden
McCain: because we abandoned Pakistan years ago!
McCain: we’ve poured billions in Pakistan
and we’re not getting a good return on our investment
Amanpour: it’s the Lehman Brothers of Central Asia
McCain: we need to stay there forever
Amanpour: what do you think of the
GOP Presidential candidates?
McCain: they’re all appeasing isolationist idiots
Amanpour: thanks for coming Grumpy
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Amanpour: why is Pakistan so mad about the
U.S. military action on the soil?
Haqqani: we’re just trying to find out
Amanpour: It looks like the people who
helped catch the world’s worst terrorist are being punished
Haqqani: oh no not at all
Cheney: the Pakistanis were embarrassed -
but let’s not be too hard on them we love those crazy guys
Ignatius: Americans were shocked that
Pakistan allowed bin Laden to live in their country
Haqqani: that’s bullshit David
Ignatius: but the Pakistanis were shocked
that we violated their sovereignty
Amanpour: aren’t we in more danger
from terrorism than ever?
Cheney: We are at war - it’s very naive to think
we cannot police the world
Cheney: if Michelle Bachmann is elected
we will surely be attacked again
Amanpour: the American people seem
to be tired of war
Cheney: Obama is soft on attacking on
Libya and Herman Cain is just crazy
Amanpour: that’s fascinating
Cheney: Obama creating a terrible deficit
Amanpour: I though deficits don’t matter
Cheney: who said that?
Amanpour: do you know where the terrorists are?
Haqqani: if Americans are tired of the
war imagine how people in Afghanistan feel
Ignatius: Obama has concluded that killing
terrorists is working but nation-building is not
Cheney: no we must never pull troops
out of Afghanistan!
Amanpour: easy there Liz
Cheney: Attack! Bomb! Kill!
Amanpour: we’ll take a break
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