"Arm Taiwan to the teeth (for peace)"
The only way to prevent this war is to play war games
With the report this week that the US spent 10 times more on the military than eduction in 2022, it’s not surprising that Rep. Mike Gallagher chose to ignore Eisenhower’s warning to beware the military industrial complex, instead performing his more fitting quote: “The only way to win this war is to prevent it.”
And how are our brave Congressmen preventing the war with China? War games!
On Monday Mourning, we watched Martha Raddatz fawn over the unprecedented bipartisanship of a Congress who just wants to get along and cosplay nuclear war with China: congressmen from both sides, led by Republican Rep. Gallagher and Dem Rep. Krishnamoorthi, got giddy playing general, laughing and bombing and laughing and bombing. Today we’re watching Gallagher recap what he learned from his playdate:
“If we want to have a hope of stopping World War III, we need to therefore arm Taiwan to the teeth right now.” China will now see US leaders plotting war against them, arming Taiwan, and referring to the Ukraine War as “practice” for the Chinese one. And if the Chinese Communist Overlords somehow take that as a sign of aggression, well that’s their fault. Snowflakes.
Plus, our spirit in the sky Brian Stelter is ready to unveil the cover of his new book, a sequel to the Useful Idiots book club essential Hoax. And Katie and Aaron get secondhand-high from Kamala’s epic stoned moment.
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