President Make-No-Mistake: We’re going to ‘decapacitate’ al-Qaida

During his joint press conference today with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, President Obama managed to get himself a little tongue-tied:

Why yes. Yes he did.


Sure is. Yet, shockingly, the lapdog media appears to have missed the whole thing. Wonder what’s up with that? They certainly didn’t slouch when it came to pointing out George W. Bush’s gaffes. Or Sarah Palin’s. What makes President Obama so special?

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  • ZoriahShepard

    Well now he can firmly disavow any claims he made to stop them once and for all.

  • Steve_J

    Does that mean decapitate and decimate at the same time? You know, like it was before Benghazi.

  • redbirddeb

    I’m incapacitated with laughter.

    • Hiraghm

      Which might well be the word he was reaching for…
      Ebonics, Newspeak… tomato, tomato.

  • rinodino

    Conservatives against Obama= REACHING HARD

    • Joe W.

      And you moon bats on the left had no issue with President Bush saying “nucular” or Sarah Palin saying “refudiate”??? Your boy even has his teleprompter and STILL butchers the language. Hypocrite.

      • TugboatPhil

        Joe, They misunderestimated Obama’s book learnin’.

    • Noah Lee

      Liberals for Obama=REACH AROUND

      • lainer51

        ha ha ha ha ha ha – I thought I was the only one that still used that term…. thanks for the laugh.

        • Noah Lee

          well, the classics never go out of style.

    • lainer51

      don’t have to reach – it is handed on a silver platter…

    • dwsmokin

      Oh we’re just having fun with him-you idiots put him in office. Might as well enjoy the carnage.

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      When is the last time anyone ever heard this word used? Either he hit upon it by accident or he is deliberately presenting himself as an ivory-tower elitist. If it is a real word. Merriam Webster disagrees with Wiktionary:


      The word you’ve entered isn’t in the dictionary. Click on a spelling suggestion below or try again using the search bar above.

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Liberals for Sock Puppet = REACHING AROUND.

  • $30423294

    The mark of a fraud is to use a polysyllabic word when a simpler one makes the point.

    Like people who say “utilize” in everyday speech instead of “use.”

    Decapacitate? How about “weaken” as in President Obama has weakened the United States of America.

    I knew Obama was a fraud, but I thought I’d give you another reason why I think so.

    • StrangernFiction

      Or use words that don’t exist.

  • louisiana_mom

    How can he “decapacitate” something that he has claimed is already dead? When he killed bin Laden that was the death of Al Qaeda… so, either he was lying then or he is lying now…

    • Grumpa Grumpus

      Why not both?

      Semi-clodsgods have strange and inconsistent powers, after all.

  • bonnieblue2A

    Decapacitate: it is like incapacitate and decapitate only after your administration has already armed Al-Qaeda in Libya.

    Why the silence from left wing grammar nazis?

    • $36544368

      It’s a ‘sniglet’…remember those? A combination of two words to create a new word …i.e., “doork – a person who pushes a door to open it when it specifically says ‘pull'”.

  • BeeKaaay

    A Marxist lying? That NEVAH HAPPENS(TM) /sarc

  • lainer51

    that must be the “kinder, gentler” POTUS….

  • HARP2

    He couldn`t decapitate a Barbie doll.

  • APW

    Now wait a minute. If he meant decapitate, he means to leave them dead. But maybe he meant incapacitate, which means they’ll be no trouble for a while. I’m betting he doesn’t care at all what they do after the troops leave.

  • GaryTheBrave

    Decapacitate is the main ingredient in Kaopectate.

  • WilliamAmos

    He was trying to say “Das Kapital”

  • Richard J Sunkle

    So can we de capitulate while we’re at it?

  • glenn lake



    decapacitate (third-person singular simple present decapacitates, present participle decapacitating, simple past and past participle decapacitated)

    To reduce something’s or someone’s capability to do something

    I don’t like our President that much but please crack open a dictionary before you post something and reveal yourself to be a fool.

    • Hiraghm

      Is this the same dictionary that thinks “disrespect” is an action verb?

    • Hiraghm

      I’d like our President… if we had one…

    • mickeyco

      This is too funny. You’re actually citing an entry from Wiktionary?? And and the nasty troll above, savagesavage, is citing Wikipdedia. Lord help us all.

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      See my offering from the OED. the word He used does exist, but to paraphrase a famous movie, That word doesn’t mean what He thinks it does.

  • Jack Deth

    Didn’t we hear something very similar last year. And the year before that. And the tail end of Obama’s first year in office?

    “The war goes on with Eurasia. Chocolate rations will be increased to 30 grams”.

  • Garryowen1876

    If only Daniel Pearl and Nick Berg had merely been decapacitated.

  • salvagesalvage

    Oh wingnuts, really?

    Hey, remember when both Bush and Cheney said that the Taliban was finished? Out of business?


    • Hiraghm

      Hey, remember when Obama said the Taliban could open offices in Qatar?

      • salvagesalvage

        No, because I am not a crazy wingnut who gets all my news from Glen Beck and other crazy wingnuts.

        • lainer51

          i agree, you are not a crazy wingnut because wingnut is not a real word… you are just crazy!

          • salvagesalvage

            Wrong again wingnut, wrong again:


          • PennyRobinsonFanClub

            Shut up, cornholer.

            The word you’ve entered isn’t in the dictionary. Click on a spelling suggestion below or try again using the search bar above.


          • salvagesalvage

            Oh wingnut, can you not read? Is that the problem? Wingnut was claiming the word “wingnut” is not a real word and it is.

            But wingnuts and real stuff, they never can quite meet.

          • PennyRobinsonFanClub

            Still, nice attempt at derailing the issue, Cornholer.

          • salvagesalvage

            Yes wingnut, that is what I did, very clever of you to spot it.

            Foiled again!

          • lainer51

            something like you guys were “foiled” by believing Barry — checked your paycheck recently (if you work, that is)

          • salvagesalvage

            Yes, it’s the biggest tax hike in recorded history and Americans are all now living in shacks.

          • salvagesalvage

            Yes wingnut, that is what I did, very clever of you to spot it.

            Foiled again!

          • mickeyco

            Notice salvagesalvage, one of the nastier trolls around, is citing wikipedia as if it were an actual dictionary or encyclopedia. No wonder the fool can’t make a decent argument.

          • lainer51

            yes wikipedia is the “dictionary for libs” because it can be edited to serve an agenda, hence, it is not a real source. Something like they want the constitution to be.

        • PennyRobinsonFanClub

          Then what kind of a crazy wingnut are you?

          • salvagesalvage

            I am not any kind. That’s why I think Obama mispronouncing a word isn’t a big deal.

          • PennyRobinsonFanClub

            He didn’t mispronounce a word, he misread his teleprompter, lol. See my examination of the word question below.

          • salvagesalvage

            Oh, well that’s totally different, the impeachment hearings start when?

            Have you noticed that only wingnuts and people laughing at wingnuts talk about stuff like Obama and teleprompters?

          • salvagesalvage

            Oh, well that’s totally different, the impeachment hearings start when?

            Have you noticed that only wingnuts and people laughing at wingnuts talk about stuff like Obama and teleprompters?

  • neoxide

    I’m a conservative but this is a stupid article/gaffe. Capacitate is a word. It’s not decapitate. Capacitate means to enable something and decapacitate means to prevent the enabling of something. In this case, he is saying he will prevent Al Qaeda’s capability to do something – in this context I assume commit terrorism.

    We can do better than this, fellow conservatives.

    • $36544368

      Ah, but words do have funny meanings sometimes…for example, when a person passes away, they are ‘deceased’…which makes no sense, because ‘cease’ basically means to stop, no? If so, then literally, ‘deceased’ would mean one had passed away but is no longer dead. Or what about ‘legally drunk’…if you’re legally drunk, then why would you get a DUI? One would think you’d be ‘illegally drunk’ in order to get a DUI. In any case, the president has made spelling or grammatical errors in other tweets…if the president isn’t sending out his own tweets, the person who is should have his/her tweets proofread before they’re sent out. It makes the president look ridiculous…but then he can do that himself in other areas of his presidency quite easily. I’d be embarrassed if I were BO.

  • nc

    Typical libbie response. Our side makes little verbal gaffes and it’s a SNL punchline that gets turned into “proof” of stupidity. Their side does it and we MUST NOT MAKE FUN of an innocent and harmless mistake.

    Well, we’ve had it with that stupid game.

  • Tamara Bates-Rhodes

    Hahahahahahahaha … if Bush has said this it would be front page news.

  • Noelle C Campbell

    At least he’s not misunderestimating them!

  • PennyRobinsonFanClub

    OK folks, lets be entirely fair. Although Merriam Webster does not recognize the word “decapacitate”, the OED does, but in a limited sense. It has a coupleof entries for “capacitate”

    1. a.1.a trans. To endow with capacity for or to do (something); to render capable; to qualify, fit.

    and more startlingly:

    b.1.b Physiol. To cause (a spermatozoon) to undergo capacitation (see next).

    As for ‘decapacitation,’ the ONLY definition given is this:

    The process of removing the effects of capacitation; the action of decapacitating a spermatozoon.

    1961 Federation Proc. XX. i. i. 418/2 (heading) A study of the decapacitation factor present in rabbit seminal plasma. 1969 New Scientist 31 July 234/1 Such sperm were said to have suffered decapacitation. 1970 Nature 11 July 182/2 To determine whether these compounds would behave like ‘decapacitation factor’ from seminal plasma, that is whether they would be absorbed by sperm and reverse the capacitated state, the following experiment was carried out.

    So {decaˈpacitate} v. trans., to deprive (a spermatozoon) of its ability to penetrate the zona pellucida of the ovum which it gains by capacitation; decaˈpacitated ppl. a.


    Pfft. misread the teleprompter again, huh?

  • lainer51

    Have you noticed that only wingnuts and people laughing at wingnuts talk about stuff like Bush and WMD’s?

  • $129448

    He will probably want that word in the dictionary now. Narcissist.

  • salvagesalvage

    Just continuing the policies of the previous administration. The big difference is Obama never claimed to have “put the Taliban out of business”.

    But he did kill bin Laden.

  • lainer51

    nor did Barry.. the Seals did. Barry was golfing at the time Bin Laden croaked.

  • salvagesalvage

    Ha! Ha! Yes! THat Obama! Always golfing! Some times he even golf with a teleprompter! AMIRIGHT?!?!

    Now, imagine this, the hit on bin Laden failed and the Seals were captured, held hostage etc. the whole mission went full fubar.

    The wingnut howl would be an endless shriek of rage blaming Obama and if anyone dared to suggest “the Seals did” when asked who fucked up? The shriek would shatter glass into sand.

    See it’s this double standard that makes you wingnut.