Dylan Ratigan, stating the obvious about the Saudis

Dylan Ratigan was on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program on Friday, when the subject of Bill O’Reilly’s now infamous “Muslims killed us on 9/11” comment on the View came up. Here’s what he had to say.

What’s odd to me isn’t what he said, but how his comments are met by his fellow panelists. It’s like they’re kind of scared.

Oh, and speaking of the Saudis, you’ll be happy to know that we just agreed to sell them over $60 billion in advanced aircraft and other weapons systems. So, from now on, they won’t have to borrow our planes to fly into buildings.

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  1. Jules
    Posted October 19, 2010 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    Yup, that was all kinds of awesome on Dylan’s part. Leave it to the plagerizer Barnicle to try and distract him with the nonsense about how Muslims were silent about the tower attacks. I’m so tired of that particular nugget of bullshit. There were many, many Muslim leaders who condemned the attacks. No one fucking pays attention. Of course, there was no “encyclical” as Barnicle says. Because Islam is a decentralized religion. There is no fucking pope. What a jackass he is.
    I wonder how long MSNBC will keep Dylan around. He really is turning into a Howard Beale type character. I don’t always agree with everything he says but he’s really been on fire lately.

  2. Edward
    Posted October 19, 2010 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    I love the woman next to him who rolls her eyes, and kind of looks to others on the panel for help. That was priceless.

  3. Oliva
    Posted October 19, 2010 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    That woman . . . oh gosh. She calls the health care reform act “ObamaCare,” and even when her guests correct her and say that’s a derogatory term (was crafted to be one, is used as one–though that in itself is ridiculous) she, well, rolls her eyes and says, “Well, it is ObamaCare.” Ugh. (It’s weird that when you do a Google search for her, one of the first images up is a sexy one of her posing in a scant gown: http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=norah+o'donnell&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8).

  4. Posted October 19, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    I’ve said it before, but the best thing we could have done after 9/11 is invested like mad in alternative energy, with the goal being complete energy independence in 10 years. I hate that we’ve wasted so much time, and that we continue to ship the Saudis our money by the boat-load.

    And I like that they call in Obamacare. I think one day it’ll come back and bite them in the ass.

    And we could use a lot more Howard Beales.

  5. Dirtgrain
    Posted October 19, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    And the money we send to Saudi Arabia does not go to the people–it goes to the rich and powerful there. Saudi leaders are happy to rip off their country, all the while shifting blame to the “evil” US empire. It’s not just the Saudi oil that the US is after, as we get oil from many other countries–it’s a strategic ally our leaders care so much about, too. But what kind of allies are they, when their leaders pawn off their guilt onto us, villainize us? What a bizarre, fucked up relationship. We know it’s not just Saudi Arabia. We have sold arms to Turkey–arms that they used to kill Kurds. We sold weapons to Saddam Hussein that he used to kill Kurds and Iranians. And Iran, Kuwait, UAE . . .

    How much of our tax dollars goes into the orchestration of this all? Who is making all the money? Dammit!

  6. papa smurf
    Posted October 20, 2010 at 2:19 am | Permalink

    She’s hot, though.

  7. papa smurf
    Posted October 20, 2010 at 2:47 am | Permalink

    So I broke down and watched the clip.
    Hey, I am with you. I love what the guy Ratigan was saying, but I wish they had just focused the camera on her legs all the while he was running his mouth.
    She is so ‘weet.

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