War is never funny. But during the Iraq invasion, the news reports by Baghdad Bob were so bad they bordered on hysterical. When reading these, remember that the U.S. Military was engaged in the most successful invasion of a foreign nation in world history.
There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!”
“My feelings, as usual, we will slaughter them all.”
“Our initial assessment is that they will all die.”
“No I am not scared and neither should you be!”
“We will welcome them with bullets and shoes.”
“They’re not even [within] 100 miles [of Baghdad]. They are not in any place. They hold no place in Iraq. This is an illusion … they are trying to sell to the others an illusion.”
“Faltering forces of infidels cannot just enter a country of 26 million people and lay besiege to them! They are the ones who will find themselves under siege. Therefore, in reality, whatever this miserable Rumsfeld has been saying, he was talking about his own forces. Now even the American command is under siege.”
“Washington has thrown their soldiers on the fire.”
“They fled. The American louts fled. Indeed, concerning the fighting waged by the heroes of the Arab Socialist Baath Party yesterday, one amazing thing really is the cowardice of the American soldiers. we had not anticipated this.”
“God will roast their stomachs in hell at the hands of Iraqis.”
“They tried to bring a small number of tanks and personnel carriers in through al-Durah but they were surrounded and most of their infidels had their throats cut.”
“I can say, and I am responsible for what I am saying, that they have started to commit suicide under the walls of Baghdad. We will encourage them to commit more suicides quickly.”
It goes on:
‘We have destroyed 2 tanks, fighter planes, 2 helicopters and their shovels. We have driven them back.”
“We have them surrounded in their tanks.”
“We made them drink poison last night and Saddam Hussein’s soldiers and his great forces gave the Americans a lesson which will not be forgotten by history. Truly.”
“On this occasion, I am not going to mention the number of the infidels who were killed and the number of destroyed vehicles. The operation continues.”
“We’re giving them a real lesson today. Heavy doesn’t accurately describe the level of casualties we have inflicted.”
“Today we slaughtered them in the airport. They are out of Saddam International Airport. The force that was in the airport, this force was destroyed.”
“Their forces committed suicide by the hundreds. … The battle is very fierce and God made us victorious. The fighting continues.”
“Yesterday, we slaughtered them and we will continue to slaughter them.”
“We will push those crooks, those mercenaries back into the swamp.”
“We have retaken the airport. There are no Americans there. I will take you there and show you. In one hour.”
“We defeated them yesterday. God willing, I will provide you with more information. I swear by God, I swear by God, those who are staying in Washington and London have thrown these mercenaries in a crematorium.”
None of this was true. None of this was close to true. It was frankly, absurd. Everyone knew that the truth was Iraq was being overwhelmed by the greatest military in the history of the world. No one bought this nonsense. I often wondered if Baghdad Bob really believed any of this himself? I still wonder what the point was, since his irrational rants had zero impact on results, other than to provide an amusing side note.
This week we saw the entire MSM go into full Baghdad Bob mode. It was so bad, it was hysterical. People posing as serious journalists were claiming, with a straight face that Trump committed Treason by failing to insult Putin adequately during their joint press conference. Once again, I asked myself why someone would do this. Why put on such a public display of abject stupidity? Do they really think anyone is buying this?
Then I realized something important. The MSM is acting like Baghdad Bob for the exact same reason. Both realize the myth has been shattered, their enemy is on the verge of an overwhelming victory and the end is near. In both cases we are watching the hysterical rants of the hopelessly delusional trying desperately to convince themselves that doubling down on stupidity and screaming at the top of one’s lungs will miraculously distract from the obvious.
In both cases the result is the same. During the invasion of Iraq, neither President Bush nor Prime Minister Tony Blair bothered to respond to Baghdad Bob. They didn’t need to. The hysterical rants of an idiot are not worthy of response. Donald Trump has not responded to the numerous shrieks of rage by the MSM accusing him of treason for the exact same reason. No response is necessary. The MSM is embarrassing themselves and Trump knows it. While a few fringe members of the liberal left, ready, willing and able to believe anything are thrilled the rest of America is watching this and saying: “Seriously?”
Robert Mueller could hold a press conference tomorrow with the ultimate smoking gun and it wouldn’t matter. No serious person would believe him. It is so over. The Russia collusion Unicorn is dead. The people investigating Trump are in far more legal jeopardy than anyone connected with the Trump campaign. Mueller is in a race to shut down his investigation before it collapses under its own weight.
In most cases, the party out of power gains big time during an off-year election. This year the Blue wave has crashed and burned far off shore and Republicans may just run the table. The only real hope for Democrats is to win one last election with patently illegal voters. In San Francisco they are literally inviting illegal aliens to vote. That is beyond desperate. Few Democrats, except for people like Joe Manchin, will even survive. Watch for more Democrats running for the Senate in Red States to desperately try to distance themselves from the Democratic Party and the liberal left.
If you doubt this, ask yourself a simple question. Would you like to have your position represented by the raging lunatics on CNN, MSNBC or ABC? That would be like Republicans choosing Rosanne Barr as the face of the GOP. I rest my case.