May 11, 2015

Someone needs to explain to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio that there's a difference between the movies and real life. After listening to his speech over the weekend at the latest GOP wingnut cattle call, he seems a bit confused between the two.

Marco Rubio Outlines a Liam Neeson Foreign Policy in South Carolina:

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio summed up his hawkish foreign policy in a speech at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on Saturday with a reference to the 2008 thriller Taken.

“On our strategy on global jihadists and terrorists, I refer them to the movie Taken. Have you seen the movie Taken? Liam Neeson. He had a line, and this is what our strategy should be: 'We will look for you, we will find you, and we will kill you,'” the Florida senator said in Greenville.

The line—referring to Neeson's character, a CIA operative threatening a human trafficker who had kidnapped his daughter—earned the top-tier candidate thunderous applause.

The rest of Rubio's rhetoric on foreign policy was familiar, as he spoke about the need to “prevent Vladimir Putin from re-drawing the lines of Europe”; work with allies to “confront Iran's ambitions to dominate the region”; stand firmly with Israel, “the only pro-American, free-enterprise democracy in the Middle East,” and work “not just to contain radical jihadists, but to defeat them.” Read on...

Rubio seems to forget that his party's previous president wasn't all that interested in going after bin Laden and that it was the evil Kenyan usurper who got him. I'd just as soon be spared all of the tough guy talk on terrorism, thank you very much, but it seems some people never learn from their predecessor's past mistakes.

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