Michael Scheuer and Glenn Beck Wish for Bin Laden to Destroy America

Michael Scheuer and Glenn Beck Wish for Bin Laden to Destroy America

A frame from the June 16th edition of This Modern World:

Ha that’s funny!  Because like even though some crazy conservatives might actually think that, they wouldn’t actually say it out loud, would they?

Michael Scheuer on Glenn Beck’s show last night:


Scheuer: The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States. Because it’s going to take a grass-roots, bottom-up pressure. Because these politicians prize their office, prize the praise of the media and the Europeans. It’s an absurd situation again. Only Osama can execute an attack which will force Americans to demand that their government protect them effectively, consistently, and with as much violence as necessary.

Beck: Which is why, I was thinking this weekend, if I were him, that would be the last thing I would do right now.

Why do conservatives hate America so much? Why do they think it must be destroyed before they can save it?

For a whole lot more of Michael Scheuer’s batshit crazy analysis, read this column he wrote for the Washington Post that ends with:

…The Republicans do not have the votes to stop Obama, and the world will not be safer for America because the president abandons interrogations to please his party’s left wing and the European pacifists it so admires. Both are incorrigibly anti-American, oppose the use of force in America’s defense and — like Obama — naively believe that the West’s Islamist foes can be sweet-talked into a future alive with the sound of kumbaya.

So if the above worst-case scenario ever comes to pass, Americans will have at least two things from which to take solace, even after the loss of major cities and tens of thousands of countrymen. First, they will know that their president believes that those losses are a small price to pay for stopping interrogations and making foreign peoples like us more. And second, they will see Osama bin Laden’s shy smile turn into a calm and beautiful God-is-Great grin.

Michael Scheuer is an ex CIA man and he worked again as Special Advisor to the Chief of the bin Laden unit from September 2001 to November 2004.   He now works as a news analyst for CBS News.  I wonder how much longer he’ll have that job…

UPDATE:  Daily Show coverage of this story here.

One thought on “Michael Scheuer and Glenn Beck Wish for Bin Laden to Destroy America

  1. It’s not fair to misinterpret what Scheuer said. HE DOES NOT WANT THE US ATTACKED but feels that only a nuclear attack on a city would wake up American politicians to allocate needed assets to go after binLaden instead of chasing after cheap oil. He really has a point for we abandoned getting binLaden in 2001, hoping to getting Iraq’s oil all to ourselves, getting bumkus in the end as the Chinese got the oil instead. Now we’re going after the Taliban because we want to pacify Afghnaistan so we can lay accross it north-south gas&oil pipelines from the oil and gas rich “stans” above Afghnaistan for export via Indian ports. Mike McConnell, Bush’s chief of intel insisted that cheap energy is our top national security issue. To fill-er-up their SUVs, scummy obese middle-aged Americans, raised in the 1970s ME-IST culture and now suffering from “ain’t my kid goimg to war” disconnect syndrome, are more than willing to send our mom and dad soldiers to die, leaving lots of orphans and widows on the homefront, as expeditionary forces conquering an oil empire for us instead of investing in oil-free energy. Corporate America has long been in command and it could care less about binLaden. All it wants is skyward rocketing of Wall Street. Scheuer decries the way Bush used binLaden as an excuse to build an oil empire. He can’t forget that we had Obama by the short hairs but let him go because Cheney and Rumsfeld insisted on investing our forces to conquer Iraq for cheap oil and to appease their neocon and right wing Israeli campaign funders. And so Scheuer cries in frustration that only binLaden nuking a city will get us back on track. Be fair, don’t be a Bush-it type like the Republicans, misrepresenting a man who, right or wrong, you can always count on to put America’s safety above self. You can’t say that about a lot of our Republicans and Democrats in Congress!

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