Monday, June 22, 2009
REPUBLICANS LACK PERSPECTIVE ON IRAN
Senators Jew Lieberman, Lindsay ”Gay” Graham, UpChuck Grassley & Johnnie McCain
THESE GUYS HAVE BEEN WRONG ABOUT
EVERY MAJOR FOREIGN POLICY ISSUE
IN THE LAST 10 YEARS
(June, 22, Washington, DC) Most of the men and women who serve in the Senate today have backgrounds rooted in the law. Many have been practicing attorneys at some level of the justice system, others have business or military experience. What they all seem to be desperately lacking is any sense of history. Specifically, all the Republican Senators and Congressmen blathering on from the sidelines about President Obama’s present strategy in dealing with the crisis in Iran, prove, every time they open their mouths that they are at least as stupid as they look and, more dangerously, have no clue whatsoever regarding diplomacy, common sense and foreign policy.
Every one of them who has pounced on the opportunity to speak in front of a TV camera has expressed virtually the same tired, antiquated, and terribly erroneous sewage. Their blind criticism of our President is the exact same tactic they accused the Democrats of employing during the ill-fated, nonstop, blunder-thon that was the 8 years of the Cheney-Bush Administration. Beyond their sad lack of recent American history regarding Iran, they are seemingly incapable of keeping their ignorance to themselves and their mouths shut. With each additional comment from the likes of the bozos pictured above and their GOP colleagues, the move ever more out towards the chaotic right fringe of reality.
“DEMOCRATIZATION” : HOW’D THAT WORK OUT?
For the moment, put aside the CIA’s toppling of a very popular democratically elected president in 1952-53. Let us leave aside the troubled era of the United States puppet, The Shah of Iran. We won’t discuss the “Islamic Uprising” of 1979, the taking of our Embassy in Tehran, the Iranian Hostage Crisis, and the fact that we have had no direct diplomatic ties with Iran in about 30 years.
Seven years ago then President george W. Bush designated iran as a member of the “Axis of Evil” ushering in the latest era of hostilities between our two nations. Despite Iran's cooperation with the US during the 1991 Gulf War and their support and intelligence sharing with us after September 11, 2001, playing the tough guy game with Iran is an abject failure as an official foreign policy. The GOP must not have been awake for most of the past decade or so. (Actually, that might explain a great deal more than their collective idiocy of today.)
Should the Republicans somehow suddenly wake up, they may be well served by examining our previous efforts at intervention in Iran’s neighborhood. Iran has, by all accounts, gained considerable strength while the USA has been bogged down in our protracted, ill-conceived, abysmally managed, ongoing war of choice in Iraq. Seems our efforts to bring “American style Democracy” to all those “Freedom loving people in Iraq”, as Georgie Boy repeatedly asserted, has not gone too well.
These know -nothing, do - nothing GOPers may want to take a peek at Afghanistan, the site of the “real” war that should have been fought after 9 11 01. Our puppet government there doesn’t even control five square miles of that perpetually embattled country and the Taliban, those who gave safe harbor to Osama bin Laden and Al Qeada, to plan their attacks on America, are running roughshod over Afghanistan, in many ways stronger than they had been in 2001.
President Obama is exactly correct in taking a hands off position. Why give the authoritarian regime in Iran any reason to put the blame on America for what is a grassroots movement by citizens of a sovereign country who feel their votes were not counted, were meaningless, and they are out in the streets protesting? The Republican rhetoric only serves to inflame an already dangerously simmering situation that end results of which could have broad implications in the region and beyond for years to come.
Joe Lieberman should just take his traitorous ass and join the Knesset in Israel, the country to which he is most loyal. Lindsay Graham should take his syrupy, homespun advice and go look for his MIA Governor. Grassley, this moronic fossil should do his best to keep his foot out of his mouth and John McCain, after that ass beating you took in November 2008, you should simply vanish from public sight. Certainly you are as useless as ever in the Senate and you have already proven how old, decrepit and addled you are.
The situation in Iran will play out as it must simply by the actions of those in power and those who protest in Iran. Enough of the old saber rattling bullshit, boys. Your ideas and ideology have been proven to be nothing more than rubbish.
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