Bill Maher’s monologue transcribed from TV and edited by Tabacco September 17, 2013:
‘Real Time With Bill Maher’, Scientist Bill Nye, Economist Zanny Minton-Beddoes, Michael Steele (R-Md), Journalist Matt Taibbi
Bill Maher, “… however valid that argument may be, it is – I believe – outweighed by the fact that we have to stop bombing Muslim countries if we ever want to feel safe from terrorism in our own!
“The Chemical Weapons Treaty is important, but to the Jihadi on the street it just looks like we’re always looking for a new reason to bomb them. Even worse, bombing seems to be our answer for everything.
Since 1945 when Jesus granted America air superiority (panel and audience laughter), we have bombed
It doesn’t make any sense. Our schools are crumbling and we want to teach everyone else a lesson. (Audience applause)
I’m just pointing out that we’re the only country in the world that muses out loud about who we might bomb next. “Iran? Yeah we might bomb you! Yeah, we’re thinking about it. Maybe; it depends on my mood!
We did this with Iraq after 9/11 even though they had nothing to do with 9/11. We do it with Iran everyday, and now it’s Syria’s turn. We’re like a schoolyard bully, who’s got every kid in the class nervous they’re gonna be next. And I don’t know if anybody should have that kind of power!
Can you imagine going to work and sitting at the table with the lunch with ten different people in front of you and saying, “Hey! Do you think we should kill Bob! (Panel and audience laughter) Well it would send a message to Steve.
Who acts like this? People in other countries don’t talk like this, probably because if they did, we’d bomb them! We’re the only nation, who threatens to drop bombs on you while telling you, “We don’t want to get involved! We’re just bombing – please, don’t get up! No boots on the ground! A little light bombing, we’ll be out of your hair in a week!
I remember being on the ‘Howard Stern Show’ 12 years ago this week right after 9/11. And Howard said that in retaliation for 9/11, America should bomb a Muslim country, any Muslim country – it didn’t matter which one. And yet somehow I was the one on trial for talking crazy! (Applause)
And I remember thinking to myself, “Really! Bomb any Muslim country, that’s the Policy! Just get a map of the Middle East and throw a dart at it?” Well, apparently George W. Bush was listening because that’s exactly what we did!”
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