David Koon late last night chronicled Sen. Jason Rapert’s foray into Middle East diplomacy with the modest idea to nuke ISIS with some tactical weapons that Rapert was sure could be surgically used to kill only bad guys and spare everyone else. We’ll leave the niceties of surgical nuclear weapons to the War College. But Iraq and Afghanistan strike me as examples of the fallacy of thinking all falls readily to U.S. might if only we’d throw some weight around.
The Rapert diplomatic mission set off a brush fire on Facebook and Twitter, particularly after I re-Tweeted a remark that a Conway resident was sure he had the craziest state senator.
The tweets in support piled up until finally Rapert — who’s been uncommonly quiet this legislative session, maybe abashed by his close connection to so many players in the home-cooked Maggio scandal — could take it no more. Though I’ve been blocked from seeing his Twitter feed (unless I sign in with a name he’s not familiar with) he favored me with a Twitter pix of his Facebook defense of his nuclear strategery.
Rapert got piled on pretty good for his original Facebook post. Naturally, the criticism that piled up in response wasn’t the fault of his own words, he said, but misrepresentations by his liberal enemies. “I love peace,” insisted Bro. Rapert, the man who started this all by writing:
I believe it is time to annihilate the strongholds and pursue the rest till we have them all captured or killed. A strategically placed nuclear weapon would save the lives of our soldiers and quickly turn things around.
I thanked the Senator for favoring me with a rare Tweet. I told him I was reminded of the famous photo of Slim Pickens, as Maj. “King” Kong, riding a nuclear bomb in “Dr. Strangelove.” Blue Hog Report followed up shortly after with a fine quickie photoshop, which just about says it all, I think. (Blue Hog says the credit for the photoshop should go to Chris Hicks. Thanks Chris.)