Skip to comments.LARRY MILLER EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ON THE MID-EAST CONFLICT (Is Larry Miller making Sense or what?)
Posted on 02/05/2003 2:18:12 PM PST by ladyesk
DENNIS MILLER EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ON THE MID-EAST CONFLICT:
A brief overview of the situation is always valuable, so as a service to all Americans who still don't get it, I now offer you the story of the Middle East in just a few paragraphs, which is all you really need. Don't thank me. I'm a giver.
Here we go:
The Palestinians want their own country. There's just one thing about that:
There are no Palestinians. It's a made up word. Israel was called Palestine for two thousand years. Like "Wiccan," "Palestinian" sounds ancient but is really a modern invention.
Before the Israelis won the land in war, Gaza was owned by Egypt, and the West Bank was owned by Jordan, and there were no "Palestinians" then. As soon as the Jews took over and started growing oranges as big as basketballs, what do you know, say hello to the "Palestinians," weeping for their deep bond with their lost "land" and "nation."
So for the sake of honesty, let's not use the word "Palestinian" any more to describe these delightful folks, who dance for joy at our deaths until someone points out they're being taped. Instead, let's call them what they are: "Other Arabs From The Same General Area Who Are In Deep Denial About Never Being Able To Accomplish Anything In Life And Would Rather Wrap Themselves In The Seductive Melodrama Of Eternal Struggle And Death." I know that's a bit unwieldy to expect to see on CNN. How about this, then: "Adjacent Jew-Haters."
Okay, so the Adjacent Jew-Haters want their own country. Oops, just one more thing. No, they don't. They could've had their own country any time in the last thirty years, especially two years ago at Camp David. But if you have your own country, you have to have traffic lights and garbage trucks and Chambers of Commerce, and, worse, you actually have to figure out some way to make a living. That's no fun.
No, they want what all the other Jew-Haters in the region want: Israel. They also want a big pile of dead Jews, of course-that's where the real fun is-but mostly they want Israel. Why? For one thing, trying to destroy Israel-or "The Zionist Entity" as their textbooks call it-for the last fifty years has allowed the rulers of Arab countries to divert the attention of their own people away from the fact that they're the blue-ribbon most illiterate, poorest, and tribally backward on God's Earth, and if you've ever been around God's Earth, you know that's really saying something. It makes me roll my eyes every time one of our pundits waxes poetic about the great history and culture of the Muslim Mideast.
Unless I'm missing something, the Arabs haven't given anything to the world since Algebra, and, by the way, thanks a hell of a lot for that one.
Chew this around and spit it out: Five hundred million Arabs; five million Jews. Think of all the Arab countries as a football field, and Israel as a pack of matches sitting in the middle of it. And now these same folks swear that if Israel gives them half of that pack of matches, everyone will be pals. Really? Wow, what neat news. Hey, but what about the string of wars to obliterate the tiny country and the constant din of rabid blood oaths to drive every Jew into the sea? Oh, that? We were just kidding.
My friend Kevin Rooney made a gorgeous point the other day: Just reverse the numbers. Imagine five hundred million Jews and five million Arabs. I was stunned at the simple brilliance of it. Can anyone picture the Jews strapping belts of razor blades and dynamite to themselves? Of course not. Or marshaling every fiber and force at their disposal for generations to drive a tiny Arab state into the sea? Nonsense. Or dancing for joy at the murder of innocents? Impossible. Or spreading and believing horrible lies about the Arabs baking their bread with the blood of children? Disgusting. No, as you know, left to themselves in a world of peace, the worst Jews would ever do to people is debate them to death.
Mr. Bush is walking a tightrope. I understand that with vital operations coming up against Iraq and others, it's in our interest, as Americans, to try to stabilize our Arab allies as much as possible, and, after all, that can't be much harder than stabilizing a roomful of supermodels who've just had their drugs taken away. However, in any big-picture strategy, there's always a danger of losing moral weight. We've already lost some.
After September 11 our president told us and the world he was going to root out all terrorists and the countries that supported them. Beautiful. Then the Israelis, after months and months of having the equivalent of an Oklahoma City every week (and then every day) start to do the same thing we did, and we tell them to show restraint. If America were being attacked with an Oklahoma City every day, we would all very shortly be screaming for the administration to just be done with it and kill everything south of the Mediterranean and east of the Jordan. (Hey, wait a minute, that's actually not such a bad id...uh, that is, what a horrible thought, yeah, horrible.)
Even before this, though, I'll never forget even years ago hearing Miller say, "I didn't agree with a lot of his politics, but with Ronald Reagan I knew where he stood every night when his head hit the pillow. With Bill Clinton, I haven't a clue."
...let's not use the word "Palestinian" any more to describe these delightful folks, who dance for joy at our deaths until someone points out they're being taped. Instead, let's call them what they are: "Other Arabs From The Same General Area Who Are In Deep Denial About Never Being Able To Accomplish Anything In Life And Would Rather Wrap Themselves In The Seductive Melodrama Of Eternal Struggle And Death."ROFLMAO!!!
Here's an MRC column on Dennis:
More Dennis Miller, Praising Bush and Zinging Liberals
More from Dennis Miller, the very un-liberal Hollywood-like actor/comedian/former Monday Night Football commentator. Following up on his Wednesday night appearance on NBC's Tonight Show where he praised Bush's Iraq policy and made fun of the French, the Germans and the ACLU, Miller showed up Friday night on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews.
Noting how his detractors claim he's pro-war, he picked up on how those in favor of abortion being legal deny they are pro-abortion and suggested: I would encourage some of those folks to not think of this as a war, but just think that weve chosen to abort Hussein.
Miller reaffirmed how he trusts President Bush to do what is right and told Matthews that he voted for Bush after leaving the Democratic fold because of how strident liberals had become, especially in their opposition to school vouchers.
On Bill Clinton, he cracked: Clintons the sort of guy wholl always volunteer to help you move, then when youve got four of ya picking up the sofa, hes the one wholl fake lifting.
As for a John Edwards presidency, Miller worried: I think lawyers are screwing this country up, and Im afraid that if Edwards gets in there, he might just end up suing other countries. 'Mr. Hussein, you have been served!'
Below are fuller quotes of what was just recited followed by links to earlier CyberAlert articles quoting Miller. MRC analyst Geoffrey Dickens corrected the transcript against the tape and provided some highlights from the January 31 Hardball: -- Matthews: I don't think I have to slow the pitch down for you one bit, Dennis Miller. You are one sharp, smart guy whos in touch with America. You are with George Bush, why, completely with the President, no matter how he decides, you said to me, before we went on the air. Miller: Well, listen, you know, thats why earlier on, the tease was going to be, 'hes pro-war. Now what kind of moron is pro-war? Im not pro-war any more than I assume most, you know, pro-choice people are for abortion. You know, its just a necessary, you know, tough thing in life, but as a matter of fact, I would encourage some of those folks to not think of this as a war, but just think that weve chosen to abort Hussein. And I just think that at some point its our turn. Its almost like we're in a card game, and anybody who says that they cant see that the Taliban or the Al Qaeda and that Iraq would have any affiliation, that seems naive to me.
-- Miller: Ive heard that thing, you know thats what, Im getting tired of just hearing this go on and on ad nauseam. Its time to do something, and you say that you dont know how can I go in, how I can advocate it if I don't know the numbers. For Gods sake, Chris, all I'm saying is I believe in the man we just saw [Bush soundbite earlier], that he knows more about it than I do. Im not one of these people who thinks everybody has to tell, especially people in Hollywood, exactly whats going on. For Gods sake, Hollywood, we cant keep secrets out there. I know Craig Kilborns deal for Gods sake. Why would they want to tell us anything? I'm just saying if he wants to go in, I assume theres good reason. If he doesnt want to go in at some point, I assume theres equally good reason, and Im just willing to back the President.
Matthews: When did you develop this 100 percent faith in the President, the new President, thats only been in office a couple years now?
Miller: I just think that he seems like a- Matthews: When did you first get that glint in your eye about him? Miller: Well, you know Im a humorist, thats my, I like his sense of humor about himself. I think that he doesnt take himself as seriously as some people Ive seen in that office. I do think hes, as I said earlier, a bit of a humanist. Listen, everybody has different takes on this man. Some people-
Matthews: Did you vote for him? Miller: Yes I did. Matthews: First time you voted Republican? I feel like Im Brian Lamb here. Miller: Well, you know, a gentleman doesnt kiss and tell. Ill tell you about Bush, but I, you know I- Matthews: Are you a lifelong Republican or a lifelong Democrat?
Miller: I was a lifelong Democrat for a long time. Matthews: Did you switch for Bush? Miller: Well I switched for other reasons. I began to find the dialogue on the left side of it to be getting a little strident. And Ill tell you what, school vouchers were a thing for me that didnt, I just remember thinking, I look at the public school system and it seems so broken, and I thought well, why dont we try that and when I heard Democrats saying, 'no, no we shouldnt try that, I thought-
Matthews: Because theyre in bed with the unions. Miller: Yeah, well, that seemed, you know that seemed pretty self-serving to me. Matthews: Thats the truth. Miller: And I thought for Gods sakes weve got to do something to solve this, and I began to, you know, look into other sides of the issue.
Matthews: Did you switch after Clinton or before Clinton? Did you vote for Clinton? Miller: No, I was not a Bill Clinton fan. You know I just, you know, to me, Clintons the sort of guy wholl always volunteer to help you move, then when youve got four of ya picking up the sofa, hes the one wholl fake lifting.
Matthews: Yeah, thats pretty good. Miller: You know I never got a good, I never good take on that man. Matthews: He never follows through on his promises.
-- Miller: You act like I come in here like a war general hawk. Im conceding to you, Im a Hollywood comedian. Im just saying though, if I have to trust Bush or trust the other side right now, Bush is in there, and Im gonna go, 'Okay Ill have to believe what hes gonna tell me. And if hes gonna tell me its time to go in, thats all Im saying as far as this hawkishness that youre now inferring on me for the rest of my life. But I would say this about Gephardt, I think he obviously has a Dukakis-issian lack of charisma that is gonna keep him from getting it. You know, most politicians are transparent and Gephardt is translucent actually.
Matthews: What about John Edwards? Give me your take on him. Whats the Hollywood take on him, since youre now speaking for your community.
Miller: You know what? Im intrigued by him only to the extent that Hitchens, who I find to be a tough, tough nut, I mean I believe Chris Hitchens is down on Mother Teresa, for Gods sake and he assures me that the guys got stuff, he told me once. And I thought, 'Wow, Chris Hitchens, Ive never heard that come out of his mouth.'
Matthews: Youve never heard romantic ideas from him before. Miller: Yeah hes always scoffing. But I, but Im afraid that if, Im not a big lawyer guy. I think lawyers are screwing this country up, and Im afraid that if Edwards gets in there, he might just end up suing other countries. 'Mr. Hussein, you have been served! If you choose not to show your face-
Matthews: Serve him with a subpoena. Process him...
> Earlier Miller: As recounted in the January 30 CyberAlert, on Wednesday's Tonight Show on NBC Dennis Miller delivered some zingers against opponents of taking on Saddam Hussein militarily. Since 9-11 the actor/comedian has honed his shtick around mocking liberals opposed to President Bush's tough line against terrorism.
Some of his shots on the January 29 Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Sean Penn, for instance, is urging restraint. What could we possibly say to Sean to get him on board? If only Saddam Hussein was a paparazzi. (Penn once punched a photographer.)
The only way the French are going in is if we tell them we found truffles in Iraq....The French are always reticent to surrender to the wishes of their friends and always more than willing to surrender to the wishes of their enemies.
For more, with a picture of Miller: http://www.mediaresearch.org/cyberalerts/2003/cyb20030130.asp#8
Last November on the Tonight Show Miller praised Bushs anti-terrorism efforts, favored attacking Iraq and juxtaposed the wocka-wocka porno guitar of the Clinton administration with how Bush makes me proud to be an American again. Hes just a decent guy. See: http://www.mediaresearch.org/cyberalerts/2002/cyb20021108.asp#7 I
n a June, 2002 Tonight Show appearance Miller mocked liberal orthodoxy: If you put the Guantanamo Bay terrorist prison outside of Kabul it would be their Epcot. And: I say we create a new airline, called the ACLA, the American Civil Liberties Airline where you dont check anybody, you dont ask any questions, and let those morons fly on that one. See: http://www.mediaresearch.org/cyberalerts/2002/cyb20020620.asp#4
And in November of 2001, noting how reporters say it's the public's need to know about our ground forces being in there, on the Tonight Show Dennis Miller led the audience in a reprimanding journalists: We dont want to know! Miller also called for oil drilling in Alaska and praised President Bush for ending the '70s porno guitar of the Clinton administration. See: http://www.mediaresearch.org/cyberalerts/2001/cyb20011107.asp#7
For Miller's Internet Movie Database page with a rundown of his acting credits: http://us.imdb.com/Name?Miller,+Dennis+(I)