Thursday, September 27, 2007

Ahkmaninanajad rhymes with Hitler

So how about that wacky Iranian president?

Sure, the Bush administration completely lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, but that's no reason we should question the claims Iran is helping the 'Iraqi insurgents.' That whole WMD thing was just an Intelligence failure, and it was a one time thing anyhow. We've got no reason to doubt the drumbeat for war against Iran is based solely on facts and the best interest of the American and Iranian people. ;)

Now I'm not saying I like or trust Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, because I don't.That's a whole different story I don't have time or energy to go into right now. Suffice it to say, everything he says seems to play into the hands of those who want America to start more wars, take away more freedoms and vilify anyone who questions government officials and the official line. It appears to me he's either complicit or naive and ignorant, and I no longer swallow that such coincidences are a matter of mere incompetence in most cases.

But isn't it kind of funny that the US Leaders are calling him a warmonger? In light of the fact the US supported Saddam Hussein in the Iraqi war against Iran a couple decades ago (before we declared Saddam a threat to freedom and oversaw his eventual [supposed] execution). And isn't it funny he's being called a warmonger by the same people who planned and authorized two pre-emptive wars in the last 5 years? By the same people who made the phrase "extraordinary rendition" into a benign- and ordinary-sounding term for allowing the CIA to abduct people and take them to nations where torture is commonplace and well known? By the same people who assure us the Abu Ghraib scandal was just a few bad apples acting against orders? By the same people who run Guantanomo Bay?

... I could go on and on, butothers have done a better job than I.

Isn't it funny?

No. It's hypocrisy. And despite how commonplace hypocrisy is in this country, it never fails to offend me deep inside and it never ceases to amaze me how many well-meaning Americans apparently lack the faculties for discerning this, even when the smell of manure is wafting right below the nose.

Makes me wonder about the real reaons the public Edumacation system is failing . . .


Apparently, Senators Lieberman and Kyl have introduced an amendment to the "emergency" defense appropriations bill stating:

3) that it should be the policy of the United States to combat, contain, and roll back the violent activities and destabilizing influence inside Iraq of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, its foreign facilitators such as Lebanese Hezbollah, and its indigenous Iraqi proxies;

(4) to support the prudent and calibrated use of all instruments of United States national power in Iraq, including diplomatic, economic, intelligence, and military instruments, in support of the policy described in paragraph (3) with respect to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and its proxies.


(note: language, but not intent, may have been altered in more recent version of amendment)

One safe bet: if the US goes to war with Iran, it probably won't help the value of the dollar too much. All the lefties and libertarians who have threatened to run to Canada are running out of time if they don't want to go as economic refugees.

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