GOHMERT! Louie Wanted to Start Bombing Iran Over Those Captured Sailors, Because of Course He Did
When Iran briefly detained some Navy sailors yesterday after their boats accidentally entered Iranian waters, the entire right wing universe started blustering and threatening and pounding their chests. Because this is what they do.
But because President Obama has improved the United States’ diplomatic relations with Iran, and the screaming threatening right wingers aren’t in control, the situation didn’t escalate into a standoff and this morning the sailors were released unharmed.
MSNBC’s right wing host Joe Scarborough had a pretty typical wingnut response:
Hey Iran, you have exactly 300 days left to push a US president around. Enjoy it while you can. After that, there will be hell to pay.
But Louie “Terror Babies” Gohmert really captured the essence of right wing derangement by going on far right NRA shill Dana Loesch’s show and saying we shouldn’t have talked to Iran at all. Instead, we should have immediately started destroying Iran’s naval fleet.
“When our Navy ships have problems, we don’t call Iran,” Gohmert blustered, “we call the rest of the Navy, we can call the Air Force, the Army, the Marines, the Coast Guard. We don’t call Iran!”
“For the Iranians to even issue a statement at all saying, ‘We are going to release them soon,’ tells you that they control whether or not they can leave,” he continued. “That situation should not be allowed to happen … We should demand that Iran let these people go, our Navy men or women, whatever they are, let them go or we’re going to start taking your ships out one at a time.”
So now that the situation is defused and the sailors have been released after only one day in Iran’s custody, are these right wing hacks apologizing for jumping the gun?
Of course not, silly!
Hey Danny, ask your fellow WAPO reporter Jason Rezaian if I was too harsh on Iran’s thugs. Oh wait, you can’t. https://t.co/jzd7EyzbI0
.@JoeNBC Please stop using my friend’s suffering as a cheap tool for pushing this infantile crap. You don’t know what you’re talking about.