Al Qaeda "on the Run" in Mali

With French boots on the ground in Mali, wouldn't it have been nice if before the election someone would have warned us that by "al Qaeda on the run" President Obama meant "spreading to places he'd like us to ignore"?

Oh wait, they did:

Mali has been taken over, the northern part of Mali by Al Qaeda type individuals.

--Mitt Romney during the 3rd Presidential debate

But don't worry, the US isn't going to send in ground troops. Instead, we're going to help the French with "logistics".

Yeah, that ought to work.

Posted by: Rusty at 04:27 PM


1 It worked in Libya and Syria didn't it? /sarc

Posted by: Moshe ben Avram at January 15, 2013 04:43 PM

2 Please Great American White Devils ,
When you send your troops to Mali, can you bring the French some Old Spice "Red Zone" Deodorant?
The French seem to have left home without proper supplies and the whole army smells a little ....MUSKY.
We attack the French up wind so when they run away, we don't smell them as much.

Posted by: Samory Touré from Mali at January 15, 2013 05:03 PM

3 Greetings: especially to #2 above

Like I'm supposed to believe that they can detect MUSKY in MALI.
Them Islamo-nose got turned off many centuries ago.

Posted by: 11B40 at January 15, 2013 05:06 PM

4 That's weird. They can smell armpits and no shampoo over their own left hand?

Posted by: Kafiroon at January 15, 2013 05:47 PM

5 Obama is a prime mover in the Special Olympics of foreign policy.

Posted by: Mark at January 15, 2013 07:15 PM

6 White devil , who told you about #2.
How about Detroit?
Sometimes , I dream about when this war is over.
I see myself at a Tiger's game, eating all beef hot dogs, paid for with my Parent's Social Security check.

Posted by: Samory Touré from Mali at January 15, 2013 08:30 PM

7 Slightly off topic-
Braveheart is on.
This is how real men conduct themselves.
There are no real men in the regime.

Posted by: EROWMER at January 15, 2013 08:36 PM

8 If this were a different group of leaders I might imagine that they were serious about Al Qaeda? But because of our ineffectual leader who thinks bassackwards to reality, well I'm given to think this is stage 4 of their stupid march to make Muslims feel at home with America's decline. As for France, I think Hollande is looking for French citizens to pay his outrageous taxes!

On a serious note, I hope the French military are successful at driving back these goat humpers!

Posted by: Spartan at January 15, 2013 09:49 PM

Korean War
Vietnam War
What do the four have in common?
Americans went in after the French failed...

Posted by: don carl at January 15, 2013 09:49 PM

10 For entertainment value only. I don't necessarily accept the sentiment:
Be nice to the French, they
feel so very misunderstood. That is kindly advice, and you should get
started on it tomorrow. Meanwhile a friend sends a sampler of
observations to be enjoyed before going on the wagon: “France
has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks it
is a fine country. France has usually been governed by prostitutes.”
—Mark Twain

“I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me.”
—General George S. Patton

“Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without your accordion.”
—Norman Schwartzkopf

“We can stand here like the French, or we can do something about it.”
—Marge Simpson

“As far as I’m concerned, war always means failure.”

“As far as France is concerned, you’re right.”
—Rush Limbaugh

“The only time France wants us to go to war is when the German Army is sitting in Paris sipping coffee.”
—Regis Philbin

“The French are a smallish, monkey-looking bunch and not dressed any
better, on average, than the citizens of Baltimore. True, you can sit
outside in Paris and drink little cups of coffee, but why this is more
stylish than sitting inside and drinking large glasses of whisky I don’t
—P. J. O’Rourke

“You know, the French
remind me a little bit of an aging actress of the 1940s who was still
trying to dine out on her looks but doesn’t have the face for it.”
—Sen. John McCain (AZ)

“You know why the French don’t want to bomb Saddam Hussein? Because he
hates America, he loves mistresses and wears a beret. He is French,
—Conan O’Brien

“I don’t know why
people are surprised that France won’t help us get Saddam out of Iraq.
After all, France wouldn’t help us get Hitler out of France either.”
—Jay Leno

“The last time the French asked for ‘more proof’ it came marching into Paris under a German flag.”
—David Letterman

“Only thing worse than a Frenchman is a Frenchman who lives in Canada.”
—Ted Nugent

“The favorite bumper sticker in Washington now is one that says ‘First Iraq, then France.’”
—Tom Brokaw

“What do you expect from a culture and a nation that exerted more of
its national will fighting against Disney World and Big Macs than the
—Dennis Miller

“It is important to remember that the French have always been there when they needed us.”
—Alan Kent

“They’ve taken their own precautions against al Qaeda. To prepare for
an attack, each Frenchman is urged to keep duct tape, a white flag,
and a three-day supply of mistresses in the house.”
—Argus Hamilton

“Somebody was telling me about the French Army rifle that was being
advertised on eBay the other day—the description was, ‘Never shot.
Dropped once.’”
—Rep. Roy Blunt (MO)

“The French will only agree to go to war when we’ve proven we’ve found truffles in Iraq.”
—Dennis Miller “Do you know it only took Germany three days to conquer France in World War II? And that’s because it was raining.”
—John Xereas

Q. What did the mayor of Paris say to the German Army as they entered the city in World War II?
A. Table for one hundred thousand, m’sieur? The
AP and UPI reported that the French government announced after the
London bombings that it has raised its terror alert level from Run to
Hide. The only two higher levels in France are Surrender and
Collaborate. The rise in the alert level was precipitated by a
recent fire which destroyed France’s white flag factory, effectively
disabling their military. French Ban Fireworks at Euro Disney (AP)
Paris, March 5, 2003

The French government announced today that it is imposing a ban on the
use of fireworks at Euro Disney. The decision comes the day after a
nightly fireworks display at the park, located just 30 miles outside of
Paris, caused the soldiers at a nearby French Army garrison to surrender
to a group of Czech tourists.

Posted by: Phil at January 16, 2013 01:08 AM

11 #13 Do tell how French failure led to the Korean War.

Posted by: Mark at January 16, 2013 10:21 AM

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