Brit Hume: A Total Dick | Main | Update on Thursday's Air Strikes in Arab Jabour
January 11, 2008

Ron Paul: A Speedboat Could Never Have Damaged A US Naval Warship

O RLY?

On October 12, 2000, a small boat exploded alongside the USS Cole killing 17 sailors, wounding 39 others, and leaving extensive damages.

"Our prayers are with the families who have lost their loved ones," President Clinton said in a statement on October 12.

The USS Cole was refueling in the port city of Aden, Yemen. Officials believe that two suicide bombers crashed the small boat into the USS Cole, detonating a bomb. Yemeni officials discovered bomb making equipment in a house near Aden and believe that the two men spent several days there planning the attack.

Ron Paul asserted these ships could have taken care of the speedboats in "five minutes," which is odd, because he was also whining we should have jumped to start World War III by "taking care" of these speedboats at all.

Furthermore, the speedboats were allowed to approach pretty closely to our ships -- our commanders showed a lot of restraint. The point is by that point they had, due to their restraint, given up most of that "five minutes" and now had maybe fifteen more seconds to act, tops. The speedboats disengaged at that point. Had they not, our seamen would have had ten seconds to "take care" of them. Not five minutes.

He just doesn't make any sense.

Were our commanders supposed to "take care" of the speedboats in "five minutes," Dr. Paul? Or were they supposed to let them collide with our ships because "little speedboats" couldn't harm US military craft? Which? You claimed both in the span of ten seconds.

Because Dr. Paul is such a renaissance man of economics, science, diplomacy, international bankers and their filthy gutter religion, and warfare, I hereby forbid any reference to him by his given name.

On this site, henceforth, he will be known by the high honorific he has so richly earned: Professor Science.

Thank you for observing this rule.

Well, It's Not Professor Science Exactly... But Slublog did this earlier tonight.

paulsavage.jpg


digg this
posted by Ace at 02:31 AM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Cicero (@cicero): "My uncle was a Deputy Exalted Grand Imperious Tain ..."

microcosme: "My brother and his family are coming to town today ..."

mustbequantum: ""The US military is among the few remaining instit ..."

Count de Monet: "Specter died in 2012.  Democrat from 1951 - 1 ..."

Mymind: "Waiting for my granddaughter to come over. We are ..."

geoffb: "Re: reprogramming.On the previous thread I linked ..."

Weak Geek: "Spending the morning at a church work day. Not too ..."

BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b]: "I missed an Aussie sighting? Shazbot! Granddaug ..."

Count de Monet: "And Specter was a congressional aide in 1963. ..."

BignJames: "It was Snarlin' Arlen Specter on the Warren Commis ..."

willow: "we can be dreamy and hope our missing parent were ..."

Count de Monet: "It was Snarlin' Arlen Specter on the Warren Commis ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64