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Obama Calls U.S. Libya Military Action “Turd Sandwich”: NBC White House Reporter

Some are calling it a “kinetic military action.” Others refer to it as a “time-limited, scope-limited military action.” Others yet have dubbed it a “military operation with multiple partners.” According to NBC White House correspondent Savannah Guthrie, sources heard President Barack Obama call the NATO’s mission in Libya a “turd sandwich” in a closed-door meeting.

It seems that US government and military leaders are going out of their way to avoid referring to the NATO air strikes against Gaddafi’s forces the dreaded “W” word, after all, most of us have had enough of wars. But a turd sandwich? What was Iraq, then, an all-you-can-eat shit smörgåsbord? What about Afghanistan? A foot-long fecal fluffernut?

In the name of journalistic integrity, I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that there’s no actual record of Obama saying the words “turd sandwich.” It’s a she-heard-he-heard-him-say affair. But just Google “turd sandwich” and you’ll see it’s out there, on the menu, if you will, and even the Big Boys (and girls) of TV are all over it like… flies on a turd sandwich. Here’s Stephen Colbert on last night’s Colbert Report:

Of course, if Obama did say “turd sandwich,” he wasn’t the first. I recall a certain South Park episode  in which the boys are voting in school elections. They’ve got a choice between a “giant douche” and a “turd sandwich.” Coincidentally, this episode, aptly titled “Douche and Turd,” came out during the height of the 2004 presidential election campaign. My guess is President George W. Bush was the “giant douche” and John Kerry was the “turd sandwich.” Sounds about right, right?

Well, if President Obama really does think our mission in Libya is a “turd sandwich,” then why is he forcing us, the American public, to finish every bite of it? I, for one, can think of better things to have for dinner. I can only hope there’s something different for dessert… I’m getting sick of poo pie in Pakistan.


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  1. somebodySeptember 29, 2011 at 5:10 pmReply

    Kind of makes you wonder if the Commander-in-Chief is really the one making the decisions.

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