Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – This entire Syrian debacle or impending debacle is all about inertia. If you listen closely to Secretary of State Kerry, if you listen closely to Senator Corker or Senator Menendez or John Boehner or Nancy Pelosi, any of them, if you listen closely to this, they basically said: We have to do this because we are we. We’re the only country in the world that has the military capability to do this. Gee, that almost could fall under the category of warnings from the founding father generation about having standing armies. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
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Mike: You’ve heard this a lot lately. If you’ve been paying any attention whatsoever, you have encountered this one often: The United States has a moral obligation to intervene in Syria. Where does that morality come from? Where did this obligation to abide this morality come from? If the United States has a moral obligation to intervene in Syria because we can’t abide any more videos of children running through the streets of Damascus or Ghouta having suffered some kind of exposure to some unknown chemical or gas or whatever the case turns out to be. This is the dirtiest part of all this. We still don’t know. The UN is not going to release its report for two to three weeks, from what I read at CNN last night.
If we see these videos and we have a moral obligation to strike at the cancer, to strike at what we believe to be the source of the violence, to strike at what we believe from whence this despicable, despotic, tyrannical font of power originates, which would be at the Assad regime. Remember, this is all predicated on those videos. These Al-Qaeda creeps did a really good job of taking these videos and getting them out to CNN and other members of the press with the storyline: See what the Assad government did to us? That storyline has stuck, even though it still can’t be proven, unless I missed it, and I don’t believe I did. I searched for it again last night before I went to bed. I still have not seen any admission or any conclusive evidentiary proof that it was the Assad regime, under orders of Bashar al-Assad that those weapons were dispersed. I haven’t seen it yet. It doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist, it’s just we haven’t seen it. If anyone has seen it, they’re not talking.
If we have this moral obligation because we can’t abide video streams of children running through streets after they have been gassed or have suffered some exposure to some chemical, because this is debilitating and some of them ultimately die. This is reprehensible. Someone ought to do this. I would say we have the moral obligation to find every abortion clinic in the United States and target that joker for a Tomahawk missile strike. I am calling upon the Congress and upon the President of the United States to exercise their unilateral military authority and to do what is morally correct and stop the butchering, stop the wanton slaughter of children. We can’t have any of this. We know it’s going on in the U.S. We know where the clinics are. We have the capability to take them out.
If we’re talking about moral obligation, why don’t we tend to the moral obligation that we have here at home? Why isn’t that moral obligation number one? If you’re going to tell me [mocking] “It’s children’s lives. It’s horrible what’s happening to them.” Oh, but it was a picnic what Kermit Gosnell was doing to those babies that were ripped out of their mothers’ wombs in that clinic in Philadelphia. [mocking] “Yeah, but that was just a one-off instance.” No, it’s not. Oh, no, it’s not. [mocking] “But we’re Americans. We can determine between second trimester and third trimester because we get to decide when life begins.” Oh, really? That’s just a great thing for a country to be. You get to storm about the entire planet claiming that you and you alone are the arbiter of the will of God himself.
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Let me just shift back to where we started this little conversation ten minutes ago. This entire Syrian debacle or impending debacle is all about inertia. If you listen closely to Secretary of State Kerry, if you listen closely to Senator Corker or Senator Menendez or John Boehner or Nancy Pelosi, any of them, if you listen closely to this, they basically said: We have to do this because we are we. We’re the only country in the world that has the military capability to do this. Gee, that almost could fall under the category of warnings from the founding father generation about having standing armies. No, that’s just too easy of an explanation. Come on, now, you can’t resort back to those founding fathers again, Mr. Church. Yeah, I can, and yes, I will.
It’s inertia. It’s almost like this ball is just rolling downhill and no one will jump in front of it to try to slow the damn thing down. Can we just slow it down? Let’s have a nice big boy and big girl conversation about this. But instead, what you keep hearing is this blather about our omnipotence. One of the reasons that this moral obligation statement — the woman that posted on the Twitter feed is not the first one to use it — one of the other things that bothers me about this and it ought to bother you about it as well, is the implication here that because there is injustice in the world, then the injustice must then be justified or made just by the actions of the government of the United States. Bear in mind, this is not the church here that is acting. We were told as children: You’ve got to watch that pope. Remember that clip we played of John Kennedy talking about his Catholicism?
Mike: Was it Baptist or Episcopalian? It was some ecumenical gathering where John Fitzgerald Kennedy tried to assuage those that were sniping at his heels that he was going to do the bidding of the pope. [mocking] “It’s going to start wars of religious fervor.” Really? Explain to me exactly what this war is going to be a fervor over. If you’re going to tell me we have a moral obligation to do this, from whence does the morality come? Is this a religious moral obligation or is there another kind of morality that has been fabricated over the course of the last 72 hours that I am unaware of?
That leads me to the next point on this unmagical mystery tour. With the people that are out there playing the moral obligation card and saying [mocking] “We have a moral obligation to do this The United States of America has to intervene here because we have a moral obligation and it is our moral duty to do so.” You know what that sounds to me like? You are going to lob cruise missiles and Tomahawk missiles into places in this country called Syria, and you are going to collaterally kill people. There are going to be people that had nothing to do with this gas attack that are going to lose their lives, lose their properties. Sorry, that’s the way the game is played.
So to hear this moral obligation thing, and to hear it in the sense that we’re going to start warlike activities because we have this moral obligation, that sounds an awful lot like what some of you accuse the Muslims of. Remember, we have to fear these Muslim nutjobs because they’re going to start, what is it? Decepticons, help me out here. Liberal internationalists, help me out here. What is it they’re going to wage against us? Wait, wait, hold on, I can name this song in three notes. I remember, a holy war. Yes, if people of the Muslim faith, if they wage a holy war, that’s the end of humanity. That’s the end of days. That’s the end of time, it’s over. But if people from the United States wage a holy, moral obligation war, [mocking] “That’s not the same thing. That’s an apple and that’s an orange.” Really? Is it? Is the end result any different? You’ve got dead people. You have collateral damage. You have destruction of property, don’t you? [mocking] “But their religion, we’re not doing this under a religion.” Oh yeah we are. It’s called the religion of American exceptionalism. That’s the religion we’re doing this under. Congratulations. That whole inertia thing, we don’t have the political or, how’s this for irony, the moral willpower to stop it.
By the way, I am not the first to bring this up, I’m just the latest to bring it up. You’ve all heard the arguments about [mocking] “The Constitution says the president can do this. The Constitution is clear the war-making power is delegated to the legislative branch,” which I believe that it is. I believe, as a matter of fact, that if we took it to trial, I can make the case, and I’m not even an attorney, but I can make the case to a jury that the framers of the U.S. Constitution, not only did they leave the power in the hands of the legislative branch, they left a paper trail about 800,000 miles long of how they left the power in the hands of the legislative branch.
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